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Exercising conscientious objection

August 30, 2017
Conscientious objections by pharmacists or pharmacy technicians must not impede the right of individuals to receive unbiased information, including where to access legally permissible and available health services. 

CPhA takes official stance on cannabis

August 30, 2017

On July 1, 2018, the production, distribution, sale, and possession of cannabis for recreational use will be legalized in Canada. Provincial governments and health care organizations across the country have expressed various concerns about the proposed legislation.

ACP Council made its position clear in April, p...

Prescribers with the same name

August 16, 2017

In December 2016, we published a story about two Edmonton area physicians who share the exact same first, last, and middle name. One is an emergency room physician, the other is a general practitioner, and both have been contacted about prescriptions they did not write. This kind of mix-up causes inaccurate patient records and has the potential to disrup...

New TPP Program Guide available online

August 9, 2017

The Alberta Triplicate Prescription Program (TPP) has developed a new guide to help pharmacists and other health professionals navigate the program. The new ...

ACP office closed for Heritage Day

August 4, 2017

Our office will be closed on Monday, August 7, 2017, for Heritage Day.  We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Topical minoxidil granted unscheduled status

August 2, 2017

Effective July 20, 2017, minoxidil, when sold in preparations for topical use in adults in concentrations of 5% or less, has been granted unscheduled status. Minoxidil is a medication used to treat hair loss.