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She renewed online and won!

July 14, 2009

Congratulations to Orsolya Moldovan, the winner of ACP’s 2009 online registration contest. Orsolya, manager of Safeway Pharmacy #2730 in Calgary, renewed online and won the value of her 2009-10 registration fee.

Originally published in the...

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Changes to special authorization process

July 14, 2009

A number of changes to the special authorization process became effective on July 1, 2009.

For full details, see the information package mailed to pharmacies from Alberta Blue Cross or the July 1, 2009 ...

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Collaborating for success

June 30, 2009

Amidst Banff’s lush mountain backdrop, over 500 pharmacists, physicians, and registered nurses from across Alberta gathered at the Strengthening the Bond tri-profession conference to learn how culture, collaboration, and change affect health care.

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More to Calgary than Stampede

June 30, 2009

There’s the Dean’s Golf Tournament too! Register now for a great day on the Lynx.

Friday, July 24, 2009 at Lynx Ridge (Calgary)

Registration:  7 a.m.

Registration forms at ...

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Universal prenatal syphilis re-screening

June 30, 2009

In response to the ongoing provincial syphilis outbreak, Alberta Health and Wellness and Alberta Health Services have enhanced the provincial Prenatal Screening Program for Selected Communicable Diseases. This will ensure...

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Invitation to tech regulation update webinar

June 16, 2009

Tues., June 23, 2009

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. MDT

ACP Deputy Registrar Dale Cooney will provide a review and update of information regarding the regulation of pharmacy technicians in Alberta. Learn...

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Registration renewal reminder

June 16, 2009

We have 98 pharmacists, 70 associates, and 100 pharmacies that have not yet renewed their licences.

Pharmacists who have not submitted their renewals by July 1 will be immediately suspended and will be assessed a $257.25 reinstatement fee...

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How's ACP doing?

June 16, 2009

We have commissioned Banister Research to conduct a survey of all practising pharmacists in Alberta.

We want to know what you think about:

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Scheduling status for Naproxen sodium 220 mg

June 16, 2009

The initial recommendations made by the National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) for the scheduling of Naproxen were finalized effective June 11, 2009 to read as follows:

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ACP email accounts gone on June 30

June 16, 2009

The email account previously supplied to you by the college (e.g., donotreply@abpharmacy.ca) will no longer be available after June 30, 2009. Therefore, you must provide the college with a different preferred email address.  

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Thank you from the ACP registration team

June 2, 2009

Thank you to the 91% of pharmacists who submitted their registration renewals by May 31. We really appreciate your cooperation.

If you have not yet submitted:

If your renewal is outstanding as of July 1, you will be ...

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Tri-profession conference a success

June 2, 2009

Over 500 health professionals gathered in Banff between May 21 to 23 to learn about working more effectively with people of different ages, genders, ethnicities, education, and culture.

Speakers used humour, challenging questions...

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ACP email accounts gone on June 30, 2009

June 2, 2009

The email account previously supplied to you by the college (e.g., donotreply@abpharmacy.ca) will no longer be available after June 30, 2009. Therefore, you must provide a different preferred email address.  

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Claiming CEUs from the CPhA conference

June 2, 2009

If you attended the recent Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) conference and are wondering how to claim your education units (CEUs), here’s the answer! To claim them for the 2008-2009 CE year, you can claim for the sessions you...

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Do you hear that?

June 2, 2009

It’s your shelves talking!

At least, that was the idea when we sent five "shelf talkers" to all pharmacies in mid-May. ACP and RxA designed these in response to pharmacists’ requests for materials they could use in their stores to help further the reach of our public...

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Dean's Golf Tournaments - don't miss out

June 2, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009 at Blackhawk (Edmonton)

Hurry - there are only a few spots left! 

Registration: 12 noon 

Friday July 24, 2009 at Lynx Ridge (Calgary)

Registration:  7 a.m.

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PDA amendments and mail order pharmacies

April 21, 2009

Changes, effective April 1, 2009, addressed in the amendments include when a mail order licence is required, licensing requirements, and records that must be maintained,

We strongly encourage you to carefully review...

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Two changes to record keeping requirements

April 21, 2009

Amendments to the Pharmacy and Drug Regulation brought about two new record keeping requirements for all pharmacies:

1. From Section 12.1(d) of the Regulation: If a drug is not picked up at the pharmacy by...

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