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Congratulations APEX Award winners!

March 19, 2014

The APEX Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta. The awards are jointly funded, promoted, and presented by the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) and the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP).

M.J. Huston Phar...

Resolutions for AGM due April 11

March 19, 2014

Registrants may propose resolutions for consideration at ACP’s annual general meeting (June 11 this year). All resolutions carried at the AGM are then considered by council. Resolutions are a way ACP registrants can contribute to the discussions of council.

Resolutions should relate to ACP’s mandated responsibilities: public safety,...

Call for committee members

March 19, 2014
ACP is compiling a roster of candidates interested in participating on ACP committees and working groups. We are looking for individuals wanting to be involved with one of the following areas:
  • Registration and entry to practice
  • Competence and Continuing Education
  • Quality pharmacist practice, including standards of practic...

Tobacco cessation campaign: "Keep trying"

March 18, 2014

On March 24, AHS will launch its “Keep trying” tobacco cessation campaign. The campaign is aimed at women aged 25-44. Acknowledging relapse is a core message of this campaign, inspiring and empowering women to keep trying on their cessation journey and to double their chances for success with the help...

What pharmacy-related expenditures can patients claim?

March 18, 2014

According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), drug costs can be claimed only if acquired lawfully, prescribed by a medical practitioner and recorded by a pharmacist. Over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements, even if prescribed by a medical practitione...

Two actions that prevent multiple dangers

March 18, 2014

“I understand that this is an unusual choice for medication abuse, and…” 

This is an excerpt from an email we recently received at the college:

“We have a patient at our pharmacy who has been abusing inhalers (Advair/Ventolin). Due to multiple DINs (brand/generic/HFA/diskus) it is not automatically r...

MedRec program, materials rolling out across province

March 4, 2014

AHS is part way through a four year implementation plan to have MedRec processes in all AHS care settings by the end of 2015. They are taking a phased approach, beginning with MedRec at admission and expanding to include MedRec at transfer and d...

Upcoming preceptor workshops

March 4, 2014

The Faculty is offering two preceptor workshops in Edmonton (Mar. 13) and Calgary (Apr. 14).

  • Level I: Setting You and Your Student Up for Success
  • Level II: Precepting Tour Student: Tailoring Supervision and Assessment

Registration and course details are at ...

More materials for Pharmacy Awareness Month

March 4, 2014

You may call it Pharmacy or Pharmacist Awareness, or declare it Awareness Week or Month, but there’s one thing everyone can agree on – it’s time to celebrate the great work that’s happening in pharmacy and let the public know how you can help them.

To get you started, the...

Call for anticoagulation mgmt in central Alberta

March 4, 2014

The Central Alberta Anticoagulation Clinic (CAAC) is inquiring if there are any pharmacies/pharmacists in Red Deer and the surrounding area who are currently (or considering) providing warfarin/anticoagulation management services. 

CAAC is located in the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. The...

Council elections open March 14

March 4, 2014

Voting will open at 8 a.m. on March 14 for council positions in District 4 (central Alberta), District 5 (Calgary), and for an elected pharmacy technician in southern Alberta. All voting will be online, at Voting will close April 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Congratulations to C...

Have Windows XP? Your Netcare information may be compromised

March 4, 2014

Microsoft has announced that they will no longer support Windows XP after April 8, 2014. This decision is a significant security issue for Netcare. All community sites still using Windows XP should upgrade to a supported operating system before April 8,...