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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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Looking for PEBC assessors

January 27, 2009

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites interested pharmacists to consider participating as an assessor for the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSCE). The national exam will be held on Sunday May 24, 2009 at sites in both Edmonton and Calgary.

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Sign on to the Vision for Pharmacy!

January 27, 2009

You’ve probably heard of the Vision for Pharmacy– a historic document that describes a landscape where pharmacists practice to the full extent of their skills and knowledge to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes for Canadians through patient-centred care – and a major milestone...

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FREE Hypertension Information

January 27, 2009

The Alberta Hypertension Initiative is a new provincial project designed to provide health care professionals the latest Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) educational materials. To provide you the latest blood pressure information, we are launching an innovative...

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Name this newsletter and WIN!

January 27, 2009

Enter your suggestion for this new electronic newsletter’s name. If your suggestion is chosen, you will win a $200 Future Shop gift card.

Email your suggestions to donotreply@abpharmacy.ca no later than Feb. 5, 2009.

In the event of more than one person suggesting the...

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Lots of opinions, but little time?

January 27, 2009

If this describes you, then you’re exactly who we need!

For our public awareness campaign, we are creating a "go to" pharmacist group to bounce ideas off, check facts with, ask questions of, and make sure the campaign truly delivers the messages pharmacists want the...

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