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Message from the Registrar: Understanding the Opioid Guidelines

October 25, 2017

Since ACP introduced our new guidelines for assessment and monitoring individuals using opioid medications on October 1, 2017, we have received feedback from frustrated pharmacy professionals and members of the public. We’re hearing your concerns and we want to provi...

Health Product InfoWatch - October 2017

October 25, 2017

The Health Product InfoWatch is a monthly publication intended primarily for healthcare professionals. It provides clinically relevant safety information on pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and natural health products.

Save the date! ACP regional meetings coming soon

October 25, 2017

We invite you to join Registrar Greg Eberhart and Council President Brad Couldwell at our upcoming regional meetings in Red Deer (November 22) and Edmonton (November 29).

During these interactive evening...

Influenza season arrives

October 25, 2017

The 2017/18 influenza season has officially arrived in Alberta. As of Monday, Albertans were eligible to receive the influenza vaccine through Alberta Health Services (AHS) clinics, physicians, and, of course, pharmacies.

Last season, over 1.1 million Albertans, representing 27 per cent of the province’s population, received the influenza vaccine...

Advertising of Schedule 2 and 3 drugs

October 25, 2017

Council has rescinded its motion from June 21 “to develop new Standards for advertising Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 drugs." In preparing for consultation, new information was considered, and council has approved the following guidelines to support and reinforce existing regulations related to the sale of Schedule 2 and 3 dr...

Reflections from CSHP Alberta Branch Symposium panel

October 25, 2017
Opioid Crisis: Stories from the Trenches – October 13, 2017

The ongoing opioid crisis impacts Albertans at all levels – from patients, to families, to healthcare professionals.

At the CSHP Alberta Branch Symposium opioid panel, held October 13 in Edmonton, pharmac...

Submit your nomination for the 2018 APEX Awards

October 12, 2017

Want to help recognize role models, celebrate outstanding patient care, and raise the profile of pharmacy practice in Alberta? Nominate a pharmacist, pharmacy team, or friend of pharmacy for a 2018 APEX Award!

Audits of Professional Declarations: 2017

October 5, 2017

In October, ACP will commence this year’s Audits of Professional Declarations, so watch your email! This year we are conducting audits on 5 percent of practicing pharmacists.

Pharmacists selected for Audit of Professional Declarations must submit the required documents by November 14, 2017.