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Pharmacists request authority to order lab tests

July 28, 2009

Although pharmacists are trained to use lab data to monitor and determine appropriate drug therapy, their timely access to lab data has been limited. Netcare PORTAL allows pharmacists to read existing lab data, but still does not adequately...

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Registration deadline looming for Lab Values course

July 28, 2009

Practice Development’s new course, Practice Skills: Monitoring drug therapy using laboratory values, is ideal for pharmacists who wish to integrate laboratory values in the management of patients’ medication therapy. The registration...

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Veterinary update

July 28, 2009

Dr. William Lindeman is no longer registered with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association as an Active Member. Therefore, he is not licensed to practice in Alberta and is not entitled to purchase pharmaceuticals.

The Devon Veterinary Clinic closed, effective June 30, 2009.

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New edition of Flu Monitor

July 28, 2009

Rx Canada has contracted with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to provide an emergency data monitoring and reporting system to identify viral outbreaks, track their progression, and monitor national drug supplies.

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Scheduling of naproxen sodium products

July 14, 2009

The National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) made the following decision on the scheduling of naproxen sodium products.

Naproxen sodium 220 mg  ...
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Approval needed if storing records off-site

July 14, 2009

Amendments to the Pharmacy and Drug Regulation brought about a new record keeping requirement for all pharmacies.

Section 12(3):

Required records must be maintained at the pharmacy unless the licensee has applied to the registrar in...

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Change to injection authorization requirements

July 14, 2009

Pharmacists seeking authorization to administer drugs by injection must apply to the Alberta College of Pharmacists within one year of successful completion of an approved training program.

If more than one year elapses...

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Discovered double-doctoring? What's your next step?

July 14, 2009

Recently, the college has received a number of phone calls from pharmacists who have discovered patients who are double-doctoring and visiting multiple pharmacies for prescriptions such as zopiclone 7.5mg.

As a reminder, the...

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New course on Lab Values - Practice Development

July 14, 2009

A new course called Practice Skills: Monitoring drug therapy using laboratory values is ideal for pharmacists who wish to integrate laboratory values in the management of their patients’ medication therapy. It is based on a previous...

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She renewed online and won!

July 14, 2009

Congratulations to Orsolya Moldovan, the winner of ACP’s 2009 online registration contest. Orsolya, manager of Safeway Pharmacy #2730 in Calgary, renewed online and won the value of her 2009-10 registration fee.

Originally published in the July 14, 2009, issue of The Link...

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Changes to special authorization process

July 14, 2009

A number of changes to the special authorization process became effective on July 1, 2009.

For full details, see the information package mailed to pharmacies from Alberta Blue Cross or the July 1, 2009 ...

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Collaborating for success

June 30, 2009

Amidst Banff’s lush mountain backdrop, over 500 pharmacists, physicians, and registered nurses from across Alberta gathered at the Strengthening the Bond tri-profession conference to learn how culture, collaboration, and change affect health care.

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More to Calgary than Stampede

June 30, 2009

There’s the Dean’s Golf Tournament too! Register now for a great day on the Lynx.

Friday, July 24, 2009 at Lynx Ridge (Calgary)

Registration:  7 a.m.

Registration forms at www.pharmacy....

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Universal prenatal syphilis re-screening

June 30, 2009

In response to the ongoing provincial syphilis outbreak, Alberta Health and Wellness and Alberta Health Services have enhanced the provincial Prenatal Screening Program for Selected Communicable Diseases. This will ensure that pregnant women with infectious...

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Invitation to tech regulation update webinar

June 16, 2009

Tues., June 23, 2009

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. MDT

ACP Deputy Registrar Dale Cooney will provide a review and update of information regarding the regulation of pharmacy technicians in Alberta. Learn about registration requirements,...

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Registration renewal reminder

June 16, 2009

We have 98 pharmacists, 70 associates, and 100 pharmacies that have not yet renewed their licences.

Pharmacists who have not submitted their renewals by July 1 will be immediately suspended and will be assessed a $257.25 reinstatement fee in addition to their registration...

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How's ACP doing?

June 16, 2009

We have commissioned Banister Research to conduct a survey of all practising pharmacists in Alberta.

We want to know what you think about:

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