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PEBC assessors needed

January 27, 2015

PEBC invites interested pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to apply as assessors. Exams are held in both Calgary and Edmonton on the following dates:

  • OSPE (pharmacy technician exam) – Saturday, March 28
  • OSCE (pharmacist exam) – Sunday, May 24

Please refer to the ...

Vermilion regional meeting feedback

January 27, 2015

ACP recently hosted a meeting in Vermilion to discuss the new Competence Program and hear registrants’ ideas about the future of pharmacy practice. Pharmacists engaged in discussions about the future of pharmacy and provided us with valuable feedback.

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Curbing dextromethorphan abuse

January 27, 2015

Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has notified ACP that they have found Coricidin II pills in library books on library shelves. It is believed that drugs containing chlorpheniramine and dextromethorphan with or without acetaminophen have been obtained by and/or are being sold to underage individuals. 

EPS has asked that we...

Call for nominations - council elections

January 27, 2015

ACP will hold council elections for three positions this spring:

District 1 (northern Alberta)
District 5 (Calgary)
District A (pharmacy technician - northern Alberta) 

Who can be a candidate?
You are an ideal candidate if you:

Vermilion regional meeting feedback

January 23, 2015

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

"Old" CPD Log documents being deleted

January 13, 2015

The CPD log from the previous ACP Competence Program will be discontinued on January 31, 2015. This means that you need to save or transfer to a different repository anything in your online CE log that you would like to keep.
 

Call for CCP portfolio assessors

January 13, 2015

Would you like a front-row view of what’s happening in pharmacy practice? Are you looking for ideas about how to shift your own practice? Would you like to play a larger role in your profession?

If you answered yes, you may be just who we’re looking for! We’re recruiting pharmacists to serve as assessors for the upcoming...

CCP professional portfolio question

January 13, 2015

Question: If I have recently successfully completed the knowledge assessment or practice portfolio under the former competence program or if I was granted additional prescribing authorization, do I still need to complete and submit a professional portfolio to ACP as a requirement to renew my practice permit?

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Drug schedule changes - hydrocortisone 1%

January 13, 2015

On December 25, 2014, amendments to the prescription drug list under the Food and Drug Regulation came into effect, removing certain hydrocortisone products. The National Drug Schedule Advisory Committee met in advance to review these drugs, which became scheduled as follows (as of December 30, 2014):...

ACP regional meeting in Vermilion

January 13, 2015

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Club Room, Vermilion Regional Centre, 5702 College Drive, Vermilion, AB

The meeting is open to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. There is no fee to attend. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to leslie.ainslie@abpharmacy.ca by Friday, January...

New Year's resolutions - small effort, big impact

January 13, 2015

Sticking to a New Year’s resolution takes work. When considering how you might improve your pharmacy practice this year, why not focus on small changes that will have a big impact on patient health? As part of Chat, Check, Chart, we’ve identified four vital behaviors that don’t...