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It's official: ACP to become Alberta College of Pharmacy

December 21, 2017

As of July 1, 2018, the Alberta College of Pharmacists will officially be known as the Alberta College of Pharmacy.

The name change was initially approved by ACP Council in June, and was included in the Government of Alberta’s Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Ac...

Updated Take Home Naloxone (THN) Kit Guidance now available

December 21, 2017
Pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants can now provide THN kits upon appropriate training

At the November 30 – December 1, 2017, meeting, ACP Council approved changes to the THN Guidance document to reflect Naloxone as an unscheduled drug...

2018-19 Fees to remain the same

December 21, 2017

ACP’s 2018/19 registration, annual permit, and licensing fees for pharmacists and pharmacies will remain the same as they were in 2017/18. Also, registration and annual permit fees for pharmacy technicians in 2019 will be maintained at 2018 levels.

ACP Council voted to waive a cost of living increase...

Happy holidays

December 21, 2017

As another year draws to a close, may we reflect on all we are grateful for. We celebrate the tradition of giving, beauty of the season, and time with friends and loved ones.

ACP issues policy statement on cannabis for medical use

December 7, 2017

With the decriminalization of cannabis for recreational use set to occur on July 1, 2018, questions continue to arise regarding access to cannabis for medical use. In particular, there is uncertainty whether cannabis for medical use should be available in pharmacies.

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Updated guidelines for dispensing Mifegymiso®

December 6, 2017

Upon the review of scientific evidence provided by Celopharma, Health Canada has authorized two changes regarding prescribing and dispensing Mifegymiso®. Considering these changes, ACP Council has approved updated guidelines for dispensing the drug.

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Health Product InfoWatch: November 2017

December 1, 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.