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New DUE Quarterly available

April 7, 2009

The April 2009 edition of DUE Quarterly is now available on the ACP website. This month’s theme is Understanding causes, complications and treatments of anemias in seniors.

Originally published in the April 7, 2009, issue of The Link

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Council election update

March 10, 2009

The following candidates have been elected by acclamation to the Alberta College of Pharmacists council for three-year terms commencing May 22, 2009 (the day following our annual general meeting):

  • District #1 (Northern Alberta):  Wilson Gemmill
  • District #3 (Edmonton...
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Pharmacists needed for mock OSCE

March 10, 2009

Dear Pharmacists:

My name is Jen Chen and I am the 4thyear pharmacy class rep at the University of Alberta.

I am currently recruiting pharmacist volunteers for the 4th year Mock OSCE that will take place on Wednesday, April 1st...

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Call for resolutions

March 10, 2009

Registrants may propose resolutions for consideration at the annual general meeting (May 21, 2009 in Banff). Greg Eberhart, ACP Registrar, must receive your resolution in writing, accompanied by the signatures of 10 voting members in good standing, by 4:30 p.m. on March 20, 2009....

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Jurisprudence exam goes online April 20, 2009

March 10, 2009

The process for writing the ACP jurisprudence exam is changing. The exam will be in electronic form only and candidates will choose a location, date and time convenient to them to challenge the exam. The Alberta College of Pharmacists will no longer...

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Public awareness campaign: Wave 2 launching

February 24, 2009

The second wave of the ACP/RxA public awareness campaign is set to launch on March 2, 2009. 

The campaign will run through the month of March with radio, rural newspaper, and online ads across the province. Picking up on the spring season,...

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Be aware – new labelling of Novo-Ferrogluc

February 24, 2009

Thanks to Pam Nickel of Rexall Outpatient Pharmacy at the U of A Hospital, who notified us that the labelling of Novo-Ferrogluc has recently changed. Please note that each tablet contains 35 mg elemental iron, NOT 35 mg of ferrous gluconate. Pam...

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Alert: multiple-doctoring with Adderall prescription

February 24, 2009

ACP would like to alert you to a drug-seeking operation we have just learned of. A ten-year-old girl in Edmonton is being treated with Adderall for ADHD. Her physician has become aware that the girl’s father is using her medication and...

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Prevent drug diversions

February 24, 2009

A recent rash of forgery reports reminded us of a Health Canada suggestion that bears repeating.

The forgery reports disclosed that large quantities of narcotics had been dispensed. In a Health Canada lecture on preventing drug diversion, one point covered in some detail was to...

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Code of Ethics forum discoveries

February 24, 2009

There is little "black and white" and a lot of "grey" when it comes to the world of ethics. That was one of the main discoveries of pharmacists at two live forums in Calgary and Edmonton this past week. Forum participants heard an overview of the ...

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ACP seeking summer student

February 24, 2009

The Alberta College of Pharmacists is seeking a research assistant for a full-time temporary position (37.5 hours per week) during the summer of 2009.

Click here to see job description. 

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Name the newsletter winner

February 11, 2009

Congratulations to Brett Baumback! He is the creative mind behind the new name for this newsletter: The Link.

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Congratulations 2009 APEX Award recipients!

February 11, 2009

The APEX Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta. Initiated in August 2007, the awards are jointly funded, promoted, and presented by the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) and the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP). ACP and...

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What should happen with narcotic count discrepancies?

February 11, 2009

Do you know the proper procedure when your narcotic count detects a discrepancy? You must report losses of narcotic and controlled drugs, including non-reportable narcotics and controlled drugs and targeted substances, to Health Canada...

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Ddrops and dosing – it may not be what you think

January 27, 2009

Janie Tyrrell, a Healthy Beginnings Consultant, wants to make pharmacists and parents aware of a potentially dangerous situation.

"There is a newer Vitamin D preparation available to purchase over the counter" says Janie. "...

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Methotrexate - Beware and be aware

January 27, 2009

Methotrexate (oral and injectable) is a "high alert medication"! In the past month, ACP has been made aware of two medication errors involving oral methotrexate. 

In both cases it appears that the medication was dispensed with instructions for daily dosing...

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Nominate your future leaders

January 27, 2009

ACP will be holding council elections Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5 this term. Nomination forms and lists of eligible candidates are now available on the ACP website under About ACP/Council or you can use the following links:

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Supervision of pharmacy technicians and other individuals

January 27, 2009

We’re getting closer to pharmacy technician regulation, but for now the status quo continues. Pharmacists are reminded that the supervision requirements for individuals who are not registered as pharmacy technicians are more...

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