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Renew online and win!

April 21, 2009

One lucky registrant who renews online before June 1, 2009 could win the equivalent of his or her 2009/10 renewal fee.

ACP has streamlined its online renewal, competence planning and CPD Log processes. You’ll notice a new look and a more user-friendly process when you log into the ...

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ACP discontinuing email addresses

April 21, 2009

In order to continue your registration with ACP, you will be required to update your registrant profile with your own email address by the registration renewal deadline of May 31, 2009. You will not be able to renew or continue your registration with ACP if you do not...

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New APEX Award! Nominate by April 15

April 7, 2009

The Wyeth Apothecary Award is a new annual award under the APEX Award umbrella. This award is presented to a pharmacist in recognition of his/her professional achievement in pharmaceutical care through advanced learning. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2009....

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A physiotherapy-pharmacy partnership to move clients

April 7, 2009

Ambulatory assistive devices (AADs) include canes, crutches, and walkers. These products are often sold at pharmacies. However, it was unknown how competent pharmacists in Alberta were in providing education on fitting, safety, and use of...

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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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