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Don't forget to press submit! (CCP for pharmacists)

May 26, 2017

With the deadline to complete your professional portfolios coming up on May 31, there is one button all pharmacists will be pressing: the submit button. But where is it exactly? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. The submit button can be found on the home page of the CCP portal. It’s the last...

Imodium high potentially fatal: CBC News

May 24, 2017

Canada’s emergency room physicians are being warned to watch for increasing misuse and abuse of loperamide, the main ingredient in the over-the-counter diarrhea medication “Imodium.” Drug misusers are taking massive doses of Imodium—up to 200 tablets a day—as a cheap way to either help with opioid withdrawal or a...

ACP office closed for Victoria Day

May 19, 2017

Our office will be closed on Monday, May 22, 2017 (Victoria Day). We will reopen during regular business hours on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

Council update

May 10, 2017

Council convened on April 27 and 28 in Calgary. The following is a summary of council’s deliberations:

Pharmacy Human Resources: ACP has experienced an extraordinary influx of International Pharmacy Graduates (IPG) in the past two years, partly stimulated by policies in other jurisdictions. Current trending is outpacing the growth in Alberta’s population, and...

ACP Council takes stance on distribution of non-medical cannabis

May 10, 2017

On April 13, 2017, the federal government introduced legislation to legalize and control the production, distribution, sale, and possession of non-medical cannabis across Canada. The current regulations for accessing cannabis for medical purposes (See...

Substance misuse the topic for first ACP Leadership Symposium

May 5, 2017

It’s something pharmacists and pharmacy technicians see in their practices every day: substance misuse.

Many Albertans struggle with addictions, be it alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescribed medications. In many cases, addiction is associated with menta...