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News

Holiday office closure

December 23, 2014

Our office will be closed December 24, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. on January 2, 2015. Happy Holidays!

Regional meeting feedback

December 16, 2014

ACP recently hosted meetings to discuss the new Competence Program and hear your ideas about future pharmacy practice. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians engaged in discussions about the future of pharmacy and provided us with valuable feedback:

Regional meeting - Vermilion

December 16, 2014

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Location: Vermilion, AB - venue TBA (please check back)
Time: 7:00-9:30 p.m.

The meeting is open to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. 

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Standards of Practice videos – tell us what you think

December 16, 2014

To better inform registrants and their patients, we are creating a series of videos to increase awareness about our standards of practice.

Below are links to two videos we have produced, and we invite your feedback! Please follow the two links to...

Treatment duration for community-acquired pneumonia

December 16, 2014

Did you know that reducing the duration of antibiotic therapy is the antimicrobial stewardship strategy most likely to be effective in reducing antibiotic resistance? Learn about short course therapy for community-acquired pneumonia in this...

Flu shots are not "free"

December 2, 2014

Patients may not have to pay out of pocket for a flu shot, but that does not mean the services are free. Advertising them as such has two negative repercussions.

What's wrong with using "free”?   

APEX Awards – nominations due December 12

December 2, 2014

Time is running out to submit your nominations for the 2014-15 APEX Awards. Don’t let excellence go unnoticed—help us recognize the achievements of Alberta pharmacists, pharmacy teams, and those working closely with the pharmacy profession!

Visit the...

Vascular risk reduction resources

December 2, 2014

Vascular Diseases are the major cause of death and disability in Alberta and in Canada, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney, and peripheral vascular disease. The Alberta Coalition for Prevention and Control of vascular disease (ACTION) Network has developed...

Extended hours for PADIS

December 2, 2014

PADIS has extended its Drug Information hours of service to better meet the needs of community pharmacists. They are now open from 0800 to 1815 Monday to Friday.

PADIS’ poison service and public medication advice service remains a 24/7 operation.

PADIS drug information specialists can help answer questions around:

  • Therapeutic use...

A gift for a happier holiday and New Year

December 2, 2014

Help patients keep their health on track over the hectic holiday season and past the first two weeks of New Year’s resolutions. Give them a free health journal, on us!

ACP’s 30-page booklets help patients track symptoms, moods, and health issues and note their questions and concerns.

To order your...