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ACP employment opportunity

January 11, 2011

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (Permanent full-time, 37.5 hrs/wk)  

The communications coordinator assists the communications leader in all aspects of communications management for the college. The communications coordinator will:

New Year's resolution?

January 11, 2011

What’s your pharmacy practice resolution for 2011?

That’s our first centennial Facebook question of the year. As part of the year-long centennial celebrations, we’ll post a new question on the centennial Facebook site each month and invite you to post your answers.

Let’s get this conversation started!

Centennial conference registration now open!

January 4, 2011

Celebrating Pharmacy: A Century of Excellence
May 20 and 21, 2011 (with ACP AGM on May 22)
Jasper Park Lodge

View the advance program.

Register at www.buksa.com.

For complete centennial information, see the centennial website at www.pharmacy100.ab.ca.


Deadline for APEX Bowl of Hygeia nominations extended

January 4, 2011

The deadline for nominations is being extended until January 31, 2011 for the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia.

The Bowl of Hygeia is awarded annually to a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service which, apart from his/her specific ident...

ACP bylaw amendments consultation now open

January 4, 2011

ACP is proposing amendments to its bylaws to accommodate:

  • changes to the council election process (including the election of pharmacy technicians),
  • the publication of names in disciplinary reports, and
  • cancellation of the voluntary pharmacy technician regist...

Happy Holidays

December 14, 2010

Best wishes from ACP staff to you for a happy, healthy holiday season and New Year.

Note: The ACP office will be closed between 1 p.m., Fri., Dec. 24, 2010 and 8 a.m., Tue., Jan. 4, 2011.

Originally published in the December 14, 2010, issue of The Link

Regional meetings valuable

December 14, 2010

Thanks to everyone who participated at the recent town hall meetings in Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer,  [meeting] and Edmonton. We appreciate you taking the time to help us learn more about what your issues, concerns and hopes are. 

Congratulations to Brian Abernethy of Calgary, the winner of our draw for one free registration to this May’...

Targin on TPP list

December 14, 2010

Targin® (oral oxycodone/naloxone prolonged-release tablet) is a TPP drug.

While not specifically listed, it is automatically included because of the oxycodone. Any product containing a drug that is listed on TPP will be on TPP unless specifically exempted by the TPP steering committee. As another example, compounds with ketamine as an ingredient are included in TPP. ...

Resident prescribing rules

December 14, 2010

Postgraduate medical trainees (residents) are:

not required to record the name and registration number of the preceptor on prescriptions. 
permitted to write prescriptions for Triplicate Prescription medications.

Residents must register with the Triplicate Prescription Program to get their own TPP pads.


For which drugs do vets need to use TPP forms?

December 14, 2010

Since May 1, 2010, Alberta veterinarians have been required to adhere to all requirements of the Triplicate Prescription Program. Like physicians and dentists, veterinarians must use a triplicate prescription pad when writing prescriptions for all drugs on the current TPP medication list.


Dukoral schedule reminder

December 14, 2010

The Public Health Agency of Canada updated its travel notice for the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Dec. 9. It advised Canadians planning to travel to those locations to consider a cholera vaccine beforehand. 

Order your free health journals now

December 14, 2010

Help your patients have a healthier 2011. Give them a free health journal, on us!

ACP’s 30-page booklets help patients track symptoms, moods, and health issues and note their questions and concerns.

Email acpinfo@abpharmacy.ca or call 1-877-227-3838 to order your...

Regional meetings coming to Red Deer and Edmonton

November 30, 2010

Following excellent discussions in Calgary and Lethbridge last week, we are really looking forward to hearing your views at the next two town hall sessions. 

Dec. 7, 2010 – Red Deer, Red Deer Lodge (4311-49 Avenue)
Dec. 8, 2010 – Edmonton, Sandman Hotel (17635 Stony Plain...

Help your patients enjoy a healthier 2011

November 30, 2010

Give them a free health journal, on us!

We often hear from pharmacists how much easier their job would be if patients could provide more details about their symptoms and when health events occurred.

In response, ACP has designed a pocket-size patient health journal. These 30-page booklets he...

Call for APEX nominations – only 10 days left!

November 30, 2010

Jointly supported by ACP and RxA, the APEX Awards annually celebrate the many facets of pharmacy that contribute to the health of AlbertansTo view the categories and to nominate visit: 


Methadone maintenance course – Dec. 4

November 30, 2010

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Sat., Dec. 04, 2010
Libin Theatre, Health Sciences Centre, U of C 

This introductory workshop will provide practical information in using methadone for opioid dependence and managing these patients in clinical practice. There are still a few spots left. To registe...

New needle, new syringe – every time!

November 30, 2010


  • Follow aseptic practices during the preparation and administration of injected medications. 
  • Use medications packaged as single-use vials for only one patient.


  • Administer medications from the same syringe t...

Botox and saline – patients require both

November 30, 2010

Physicians administering Botox injections for migraines and myofascia pain syndrome in private offices have alerted ACP that pharmacies filling the Botox prescription are not also providing saline for reconstitution even though it too is included on the prescription.

Both elements a...