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Students raising money for Movember at Mr. Pharmacy 2016

November 30, 2016

Mr. Pharmacy is back for another year and students competing in the annual event are gearing up by getting their “mo” on, growing moustaches to benefit the Movember Canada Foundation. Students raised more than $30,000 last year benefiting the Movember Foundation. This year’s...

CCP audit results - pharmacists

November 30, 2016

Every year, a percentage of pharmacists are selected to have their professional portfolios audited. If selected, your portfolio goes through an administrative audit and your Implementation Record is peer assessed by two pharmacists trained in assessment. If your professional portfolio was audited, you would have been notified via email...

First year of CCP for pharmacy technicians wraps today!

November 30, 2016

Congratulations to the 1345 pharmacy technicians who have completed the prescribed CCP Tutorial and Jurisprudence Self-Assessment, and to all those who have submitted their professional portfolios!

Remember, today (November 30) at midnight is the deadline to submit yo...

Major PIN outage scheduled for December 4, 2016

November 30, 2016

Alberta Health is planning a major outage to the Pharmaceutical Information Network (PIN) on Sunday, December 4, between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. This planned outage is 17 hours in length, which is longer than the usual release and maintenance outages that PIN conducts. Users who are logged in du...

Thank you, preceptors!

November 16, 2016

 note of appreciation from the University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

It has been another remarkable year of growth at the Faculty of Pharmacy, in the classroom and out in the field. Our preceptors are an invaluable catalyst for student learning bringing theoretical knowledge to life. With the wealth of information our inc...

Communicating the expiry of a prescription

November 16, 2016

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are reminded to communicate clearly with individuals when their prescription is approaching becoming outdated. This should be communicated at the time of engaging with individuals about their prescriptions. To be abundantly clear, refill information on the prescription label should...

Ensure patient privacy when administering injections

November 16, 2016

Holding a flu clinic? Make sure you take steps to ensure patient privacy – it’s your responsibility. We’ve received reports of flu clinics where immunizations are being administered in an area that is not private. As outlined in ...

ACP office closed for Remembrance Day

November 10, 2016
Our office will be closed for Remembrance Day on Friday, November 11, 2016. We will reopen on Monday, November 14, 2016, at 8:00 a.m.

CCP Team Challenge - less than a month to go!

November 2, 2016

With less than a month to go before CCP requirements are due, a total of 1084 pharmacy technicians have completed the prescribed CCP Tutorial and Jurisprudence Self-Assessment. For those who have yet to complete these activities, we encourage you to get started ASAP – November 30 will be here before you know it!


Can interns and students administer injections?

November 2, 2016

At the start of every flu season we routinely get questions about students administering injections. To help answer these common questions, we are sharing an article that originally appeared in the October 7, 2014, edition of The Link: 

When interns and students are completing...

Licensees: MAID survey closes tomorrow

November 2, 2016

If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to complete the MAID survey sent via email on October 20. Your participation in this brief survey will help to ensure MAID interventions can be easily accommodated in your community. The survey will be availabl...