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5 signs you may be an ideal candidate for ACP Council

January 10, 2012

You may be an ideal candidate for ACP Council if you:

  1. are motivated to advance public safety;
  2. want a hands-on role in advancing pharmacy practice in Alberta;
  3. model safe, effective, responsible pharmacy practice;
  4. have demonstrated leadership...

Schedule change for large packages of ibuprofen

January 10, 2012

Effective Feb. 17, 2012, ibuprofen and its salts containing 400 mg or less per oral dosage unit when sold in package sizes exceeding 18,000 mg will move from Unscheduled status to Schedule III.

Some individuals, particularly the elderly and those who have co-morbid diseases or those with card...

Deadline for APEX Bowl of Hygeia nominations extended

January 10, 2012

The deadline for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia nominations has been extended until January 31, 2012.

Do you know a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service? Recognize their good work by nominating them today!

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Register now to receive your free copy of Bugs and Drugs

January 10, 2012

An updated version of the Bugs and Drugs handbook is scheduled for release in August. You can receive it either in hardcopy or as an iPhone app. Alberta Health and Wellness will provide the handbook at no cost to every pharmacist in Alberta, and ACP has agreed to manage a...

Happy New Year 2012

January 10, 2012
The Alberta College of Pharmacists council and staff wish you a prosperous 2012. We look forward to working with you to deliver safe, effective, appropriate pharmacy care to Albertans.

 

 

ACP employment opportunity - Pharmacy Practice Consultant

December 13, 2011

Do you like to coach others? Do you want to help Albertans receive the best pharmacy care? Does variety, meeting new people, and exploring our province excite you? If so, being an ACP Pharmacy Practice Consultant could be the job for you. This is an excell...

Temporary change in pharmacy hours? Dear ACP...

December 13, 2011

For any change in pharmacy hours, you must notify the college 14 days or more before the proposed change occurs.  You may write, email or fax ACP to notify us of a change in pharmacy hours of operation.

Be sure to include the name and licence number of your pharmacy, the new hours of operati...

Elevate your practice to the next level of patient care

December 13, 2011

ADAPT is a cutting-edge CE program that helps you perfect skills in medication assessment, collaboration, documentation, patient interviewing, evidence-based practice and developing patient care plans.

***NEW! Beginning in 2012, ADAPT will be accredited as a Certificate...

Alberta pharmacists best in the country

December 13, 2011

Congratulations to Arden Barry, Rita Lyster, and Tyler Watson. They are the recent winners of national Commitment to Care & Service Awards. It’s great to see Alberta pharmacists recognized for their good work!

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ACP collaborates with RCMP to stop Internet pharmacy fraud

December 13, 2011

On Nov. 30, ACP and the RCMP issued a joint press release alerting the public to a fraudulent Internet pharmacy solicitation.

The college’s first priority is to protect the public, thus we welcome such opportunities to work with law enforcement.  Pharmacists an...

ACP employment opportunity - Pharmacy Practice Consultant

November 29, 2011

Are you passionate about pharmacy but ready for a change? Take the next step in your career as an ACP Pharmacy Practice Consultant (for Alberta South). Help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians serve Albertans safely and effectively. This is an excellent o...

Centennial celebrations continue

November 29, 2011

Thank you to the many pharmacies displaying the centennial magazine and encouraging customers to take a copy. Customers are intrigued by pharmacy’s rich history. They’re also interested in pharmacy’s contributions to their communities and the many services you offer.

For more copies, shipped free of charge, contact the AC...

New online forgery reporting form

November 29, 2011

You can now report a forgery any time of day or night with ACP’s new online forgery reporting form. You can find it on the ACP website under Prescriber Lists/Forgery Alerts.  

For more information on reporting forgeries, see the article in l...

Old refills vs. new prescriptions

November 29, 2011

Q: Where is the document that says I have to discontinue all previous refills when a patient brings in a new prescription for the same med?

A: That statement was a council policy. When the Standards for Pharmacist Practice came into effect in 2007, that policy was no longer needed since Standard 5 put the responsibility...

CPSA seeks Manager, Physician Prescribing Practices

November 15, 2011

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta regulates the practice of medicine in Alberta. The College is seeking an experienced individual to manage the Physician Prescribing Practices (PPP) department.

For position and application details please visit the CP...

Elevate your practice to the next level of patient care

November 15, 2011

ADAPT is a cutting-edge accredited CE program that helps you perfect skills in medication assessment, collaboration, documentation, patient interviewing, evidence-based practice and developing patient care plans. Combining interactive online learning, supportive moderators and plen...

Burglary prevention resource reminder

November 15, 2011
Robberies involving opioid medications have pharmacists and pharmacy owners worried. To help protect your pharmacy and your staff, read the ACP resource Burglary Prevention Tips. You can find it on the ACP website under Practice Resources/Info sheets & posters.

Is your pharmacy team patient safety SMART?

November 15, 2011

ACP, in collaboration with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada), is pleased to introduce a new resource to help your pharmacy team reduce recurrence of drug incidents and to become competent patient safety advocates.


The Systems Approach to Quality Assurance for...

Flu FAQ

November 15, 2011

Pharmacist flu questions have kept the ACP phone lines busy over the last few weeks. Here is one of the most frequently asked questions and our answer. 

Q. Can a pharmacist with injections authorization administer Trivalent Inactivated Vaccine (TIV) to children?