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Practice profile: Pharmacy's bright future

July 23, 2013

He’s only been practising for four years, but Hugo Leung is already shaping the future of pharmacy in Alberta. And he gives some of the credit to learning photography.

APEX Future of Pharmacy recipient, 2013
Hugo Leung
College Plaza Medicine Shoppe


Technician bridging program delivery going national

July 23, 2013

To ensure national consistency, NAPRA, the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities, will take over the administration of the bridging program this fall.

National program is equivalent to the current program

All courses will be co...

Following up on flood after effects

July 23, 2013

The flooding in southern Alberta caused incredible upheaval for individuals and businesses. Our sincere sympathy goes to all of you who experienced damage to your homes or workplaces. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who is working so diligently to provide care for those affected by the flooding.

We have heard tre...

Methadone: prescription expiry dates CRITICAL

July 23, 2013

The college has been alerted to multiple recent incidents where pharmacists provided methadone doses beyond the prescription expiry date. This practice can (but thankfully didn’t) have fatal consequences.

In all the cases reported to us, the physicians had made alternate arrangements for t...

Minister sets direction for future healthcare

July 9, 2013

The problems in health may be old, but the Minister proposed some new solutions in a recent speech. There were many takeaways for pharmacy.

On May 24, Health Minister Fred Horne was the inaugural speaker in the Health Policy Speaker Series hosted by Alberta Innovates Health Solutions and...

Tips and tools for pharmacists managing patients on opioids

July 9, 2013

Two new tools are now available to help pharmacists better assess and manage patients taking opioids.

Opioids, chronic non-cancer pain & addiction/diversion concerns: What can pharmacists do to make a difference? RxFiles has developed this...

ACP and CPSA partner to identify high risk patients

July 9, 2013

ACP and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) are collaborating to identify potential high risk patients and notify involved pharmacists and physicians.

Patients who are receiving daily OME (oral morphine equivalent) doses greater than 600 mg and seeing mo...