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Podiatric physicians added to TPP program

August 1, 2014

Podiatric physicians (also referred to as podiatrists) were added to Alberta’s TPP program in January 2013. [ACP was just notified on July 29; we apologize for not notifying pharmacists sooner.] 

Podiatric physicians may prescribe:

  • Narcotic drugs within the practice of podiatry. However, according to the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations, podiatric physicians CANNOT prescribe methadone or buprenorphine.
  • Controlled substances within the practice of podiatry. However, according to the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations, podiatric physicians CANNOT prescribe anabolic steroids or “designated drugs” as defined in subsection G.04.001(1) of the Food and Drug Regulations (e.g., amphetamine, methamphetamine).
  • Benzodiazepines and targeted substances within the practice of podiatry.
  • Drugs on the Prescription Drug List within the practice of podiatry.

All authorized TPP medications prescribed by podiatrists must be written on TPP pads in accordance with the program.

 

Resources

New Classes of Practitioners Regulations

Podiatrists Profession Regulation

TPP medication list


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