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.


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

Have you recorded enough CEUs?

April 3, 2012

Note: This article appeared on page 8 of the Mar/Apr acpnews, but some of the dates were incorrect. This is the corrected version. We apologize for any confusion the typos caused.

Pharmacists – you must apply to renew your practice permit by May 31. Have you already recorded all of your continuing education activities on your CPD Log...

Adverse reaction? Report it.

April 3, 2012

You do not have to be certain that a health product caused the reaction in order to report it. Adverse reaction reports are, for the most part, only suspected associations. Health Canada wants to know about all suspected adverse reactions.

Anyone - including consumers, patients, caregivers, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and dentists - can...

AHS seasonal influenza immunization program participant survey

April 3, 2012

Alberta Health Services is seeking feedback from Community Providers, regarding the 2011-2012 influenza immunization program. This feedback will be used to evaluate the 2011-2012 influenza immunization program, and plan for the 2012-2013 season....

New job or contact information? You must notify ACP

April 3, 2012

Registrants must notify ACP when there is a change to your:

a) home address
b) e-mail address
c) name(s)
d) degrees, certificates, diplomas and other qualifications (pharmacy-related)
e) employer’s name or place of business



Next ACP council meeting on April 5

March 20, 2012

The meeting will be held at the Sutton Place Hotel at 10235 - 101 St., Edmonton from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The agenda will be posted on ACP’s website before the meeting.

If you plan to attend this meeting, please contact Leslie Ainslie at (780...

PEBC OSCE observers needed

March 20, 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.

Will you be a chosen one?

March 20, 2012

Watch your mailbox! The next wave of letters informing pharmacists that they have been selected for competence assessment will be mailed on March 23, 2012. If you haven’t received a letter by April 6, 2012, you have not been chosen. 

ACP has created lots of resources to help pharmacists prepare for a Competence Assessment. On the Continuing Competence...

HYDROmorphone: Discovering what we don't know

March 6, 2012

As of June 2011, ISMP had received 160 incident reports involving HYDROmorphone with an associated outcome of harm or death.

To help ISMP identify the gaps in practitioner education, they are inviting all healthcare professionals involved in the preparation, dispensing, administration a...

Triggering questions

March 6, 2012

Once your pharmacy team has a final understanding of the circumstances surrounding a drug incident, your team can then begin to answer the questions “Why did it happen?” and “What caused this?”

The triage and triggering questions included in the Systems Approach to Quality Assurance ...