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Health Product InfoWatch: July 2017

July 28, 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.

Hearing notice: Kyle Kostyk

July 27, 2017
Public Hearing Notice
Hearing status:         Scheduled
Registrant: Kyle Kostyk
Charge: Unprofessional Conduct
Date: Oc...

PEBC assessors needed for upcoming Calgary exam

July 20, 2017

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) is looking for assessors for the Pharmacy Technician OSPE exam in Calgary on Sunday, September 10, 2017.                      

If you haven’t participated in a PEBC exam in the past 12 months, or just want a refresher, an Assessor Orientation s...

Nurse Practitioners now authorized to prescribe Suboxone®

July 20, 2017

Alberta nurse practitioners (NPs) can now prescribe buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone®) to patients to treat an addiction to opioids.

Many NPs work with marginalized populations who may have reduced access to services. Additional authorized prescrib...

New guidelines for dispensing Mifegymiso®

July 12, 2017

ACP Council approved guidelines for dispensing Mifegymiso® in Alberta at its June 2017 meeting.

Among the guidelines is a restriction that pharmacists must not prescribe Mifegymiso. This restriction applies to both adapting prescriptions and prescribing with additional prescribing authorization. Those who cho...

June 2017 Health Product InfoWatch

July 10, 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.

Preceptors play a huge role as SPT transition deadline approaches

July 5, 2017

Pharmacy interns who are completing ACP’s original paper-based Structured Practical Training (SPT) program have until July 31, 2017, to complete their requirements and must submit their evaluation and completion forms to ACP by August 31, 2017. Th...

Council meeting highlights - June 21, 2017

July 5, 2017

Following are highlights from Council’s deliberations on June 21, 2017. For more comprehensive discussions about these topics, please check this and future editions of the Link. 

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