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Health Product InfoWatch: January 2018

January 29, 2018

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.

Council elections - call for nominations

January 24, 2018

ACP will be holding council elections for five positions this spring, and we want your nominations. The following council positions are available:

Shortage of EpiPen (0.3mg) auto-injector in Canada

January 22, 2018

There is currently a shortage of EpiPen auto-injectors in the 0.3 mg format (DIN 00509558) in Canada due to a manufacturing disruption. The shortage is anticipated to be resolved by March 2, 2018.

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Let's do lunch: the rules on breaks for pharmacists

January 11, 2018

ACP has heard concern from some registrants recently about employee/employer relationships in pharmacy. One of the primary concerns is about pharmacists being able to take proper breaks during their shifts in cases where no overlapping schedules exist.

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Applications now open for HQCA's Patient Experience Awards

January 11, 2018

The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA), together with its Patient/Family Safety Advisory Panel, established the Patient Experience Awards to recognize and celebrate initiatives in Alberta that promote a positive patient experience.

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Pharmacy use only section of triplicate prescriptions

January 11, 2018

Since changes were made to which TPP prescriptions need to be sent to CPSA, we’ve received questions about whether the “pharmacy use only” section of the triplicate needs to be completed if a copy is not being sent to CPSA. The pharmacy information including date,...

Health Product InfoWatch: December 2017

January 8, 2018

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.