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ACP office closed for Easter Weekend

March 29, 2018

Our office will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018, (Good Friday) and Monday, April 2, 2018, (Easter Monday). We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. 

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Health Product InfoWatch: March 2018

March 29, 2018

The goal of the Health Product InfoWatch is to raise awareness and to provide clinically relevant information to healthcare professionals concerning marketed health products and their safety. In some cases, information is intended to stimulate reporting of similar adverse reactions.

Each publication includes a mo...

Hearing Notice: Pouran Manzouri

March 28, 2018
Hearing Status:    Decision pending
Registrant: Pouran Manzouri
Charge: Unprofessional Conduct
Date: May 16, 2...

Trending: members of public selling prescribed drugs online

March 21, 2018

The Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) has seen reports of Albertans offering for sale prescription medications and nutritional supplements that seem to have been previously dispensed to Alberta pharmacies. Members of the public are using social media chan...

Pharmacy technicians encouraged to precept students

March 21, 2018

Pharmacy technicians, here is a chance to give back to your profession: Be a preceptor for a student.

There are five colleges in Alberta with accredited pharmacy technician programs, and all of them are looking for preceptors to give their students an opportunity to comple...

PEBC looking for assessors for OSCE exam

March 21, 2018

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites pharmacists to consider participating in the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II OSCE as an assessor on May 27, 2018, in Edmonton and Calgary.

Reminder: Registrant Survey 2018

March 7, 2018

ACP’s 2018 registrant survey is being conducted by Advanis, an independent research company commissioned by ACP, to gather opinions, measure awareness, and examine the views of how the college is performing in its work to regulate the province’s pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacies.

For those of you who have comp...

New provincial agreement for pharmacists

March 7, 2018

As many of you know, on February 28, the Province announced a new two-year funding framework agreement established by three agreements including

  • the Alberta Blue Cross Pharmaceutical Services Provider Agreement (ABCPSPA),
  • the Ministerial Order for the Compensation of Pharmacy Services (MO), an...

Implementing opioid assessment into practice

March 7, 2018

“In one year, he became a fragment of his former self…he was scared and didn’t want to die.”

Tragically, Rosalind Davis’ partner, Nathan did die from an opioid overdose. Now, Rosalind is speaking out, hoping to educate others after her own experience of feeling lost and helpless while trying to cop...

Celebrating excellence at the 2018 APEX Awards

March 7, 2018

Inspiring stories and emotional tributes filled the room at the annual APEX Awards celebration in Edmonton on March 1. A partnership between the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) and the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP), the APEX Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta and pr...

Precepting students a win-win for pharmacists

March 7, 2018

One of the biggest reasons that could hold a pharmacist back from becoming a preceptor is that old adage: “I don’t have time.” The fear, of course, is that pharmacists have too much on their plates to supervise and teach a student. While those are aspects of a preceptor’s job, pharmacists who accept Unive...

Council elections open March 15

March 7, 2018

Voting opens at 8 a.m. on March 15 for council positions for pharmacists in District 1 (Northern Alberta), District 3 (Edmonton), District 5 (Calgary), and for a pharmacy technician council position in District A (Northern Alberta).

All voting will be online at: http://pharmacists.ab.ca/vote2018

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Hearing notice: Leanne Rogalsky

March 7, 2018

 

Hearing Status:  Postponed
Registrant:  Leanne Rogalsky
Charge:   Unprofessional conduct
Date:  October 3...

Hearing Notice: Arshad Mehmood

March 6, 2018
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Hearing Status:                     Scheduled                                                                        
Registrant: Arshad Mehmood
Charge: