March 19, 2013
Thank you to all registrants who have taken the time to contact us and express your interest in the proposed prohibition on inducements. ACP council has been working with stakeholders to ensure everyone has a clear understanding of the reasoning behind a prohibition.
Council has also been working with various levels of government to explore how a prohibition might be put in place. Due to other issues on government’s plate, these discussions have gone more slowly than ACP had anticipated. Thus, you haven’t heard much from us about this issue since December. We will continue to work on the best way to implement the prohibition, and, in early April, we will release an issue paper that explains in more detail how a prohibition can benefit pharmacy, patients, and the public in Alberta.