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Medication mix-up with a faxed prescription

June 12, 2012

The following prescription for a patient who had been discharged from hospital was received by fax at a community pharmacy.

Would you dispense Heparin? Think again!

Medication mix-up with a faxed prescription

Heparin was dispens...

Adapting – Pharmacist do's and don'ts

June 12, 2012

The college is still fielding lots of questions about adapting. The most asked:

What is the limit on how many doses or days of therapy pharmacists can provide when adapting to extend therapy?

There is no limit. Neither the regulations nor the standards specify limits.

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Answers to fluoridation change questions

May 29, 2012

Some towns and cities are changing the fluoridation status of their drinking water. This has spurred questions. Where can you find answers? Right here!

Answers to fluoridation change questions

Alberta Health Service’s current approach to supplements is cautious - evidence shows that they greatly inc...

Licensees: Did you receive your Pharmacy Assessment Guide?

May 29, 2012

Recently, ACP sent a Pharmacy Practice and Operations Assessment Guide to every pharmacy. This is NOT a notice of an upcoming assessment.

The guide simply outlines the pharmacy assessment process and helps you navigate through the new online pharmacy ass...

PEBC OSCE observers needed

May 1, 2012

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites interested pharmacists to be assessors for the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSCE). The national exam will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at sites in both Edmonton and Calgary.

Choose Well. Stay Healthy available now

May 1, 2012

The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) recently began distributing Choose Well. Stay Healthy, a newspaper-style report that briefly explains major chronic diseases and highlights healthy choices that are known to modify the risk of developing these long-lasting conditions, which are on the rise in Alberta. 

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Have an awarding experience

May 1, 2012

2012 APEX Awards ceremony
When: Friday, May 25, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Where: The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff

Join us and network, celebrate, and be inspired at the 2012 APEX Awards.

Have an awarding experience

M.J. Huston Pharmacist of Distinction – 
Hoan Linh Banh
Pharmacist/Associate Professor; U of A Hospital/F...

ACP annual report now online

May 1, 2012

2011 was quite a year! Read about the many ways ACP and pharmacists worked to ensure we achieve ACP’s vision of Healthy Albertans through excellence in pharmacy practice in the 2011-12 ACP annual report.

Limited numbers of the report will be printed for distribu...

Vitamin B12 injectable - what schedule?

May 1, 2012

Q: What Schedule does Vitamin B12 injectable (generic name: Cyanocobalamin) belong to? 

A: Unless the Vitamin B12 contains Intrinsic Factor Concentrate or is indicated for parenteral nutrition, it is a Schedule 2 product.

Vitamin B12 injectable - what schedule?

NAPRA provides a summary of schedu...

Would you give a patient's health information to a stranger?

April 17, 2012

“Today (like many other days), I received faxes from pharmacies with queries about one of my prescriptions or for renewals with no provider name on the message or request (i.e., there is no individual pharmacist or pharmacy technician taking ownership over the me...

Sandoz IV drug shortage: Be ready to help your cancer patients

April 17, 2012

Community pharmacists need to be aware that they may see some increases in volumes of prescriptions for oral medications for cancer patients. The cancer support medications have specific instructions tailored for particular chemotherapy protocols.

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Council election results

April 17, 2012

The District 1, 3 and technician elections closed on April 12 and the results are in.

District 1 (N. Alberta)
Brad Willsey

District 3 (Edmonton)
Rick Hackman

Pharmacy Technician
K...