Is it your time to SHINE?

September 8, 2009

Want to influence the future of pharmacy, educate and empower inner city youth, and re-energize your own practice in only 3 or 4 afternoons a year? Well, you can!

The SHINE Youth Clinic provides free health services to Edmonton’s inner-city youth. The clinic is managed and staff...

One-year limit for immunization authorization application

September 8, 2009

Pharmacists seeking authorization to administer drugs by injection must apply to the college within one year of successful completion of an approved training program.

If more than one year elapses between your training and application, you must complete an...

QuitCore – fall sessions announced

August 25, 2009

QuitCore is a FREE group support program from Alberta Health Services, designed to help people quit smoking. Led by trained instructors, the three-and-a-half month program includes eight in-depth sessions that offer participants the most effective methods and tools to help them become smoke-free.


More clinical pharmacists needed for PEBC survey

August 25, 2009

More Alberta pharmacists are needed to take the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) survey to evaluate entry-to-practice competencies required of pharmacists. So far, only 70 pharmacists from Alberta have registered as compared to 252 from BC and 176 from Saskatchewan.

It is cri...

Registration deadline extended for anticoagulation workshop

August 25, 2009

In its 3rd year, the Anticoagulation: On the road to practice change course has been revised to include an update on new anticoagulant agents coming to market. The three-day workshop, Oct. 2 (evening), 3 and 4, 2009 in Edmonton, features small...

Call for volunteers to pilot the Professional Portfolio

August 25, 2009

If you have a non-traditional practice (e.g., non-direct patient care role), focus your practice on a very specific disease state or population, or have additional prescribing authorization, a knowledge assessment exam may not be the best measure of your competence. With this in mind,...

1 exam = 3 year exemption

August 25, 2009

ACP needs a few more volunteers to write the pilot version of the knowledge assessment. The assessment will be an open-book, multiple choice exam of clinical knowledge.

Pharmacists who write the pilot version of the knowledge...

Are you authorized?

August 25, 2009

Remember that completing a course is only the first step to administering drugs by injection. You must apply for and receive authorization from the college before you can administer any injections.

Applications for authorization can take up to 10 business days to process, and may take longer if application volumes increase. Time to send and receive mail via Canada...

Pharmacist involvement in influenza immunization—an update

August 25, 2009

While there are still many questions about pharmacists’ role in the recently announced seasonal influenza immunization program, answers are gradually emerging. We have summarized the details available to date.

NOTE: Please do not contact AHW...

Deadline to register for Anticoagulation course fast approaching

August 11, 2009

In its third year, this course has been revised to include an update on new anticoagulant agents coming to market. The three-day workshop, Oct. 2 (evening), 3 and 4, 2009 in Edmonton, features small group work and discussions facilitated by pharmacist...

Pharmacists recognized for diabetes care

August 11, 2009

Congratulations to Rick Siemens and Rami Chowaniec. Both have recently been recognized for their outstanding work in diabetes care.

Rick Siemens was honored with the Outstanding Health Professional of the Year award by the Canadian Diabetes Association. Rami was selected as one of the five finalists for the...

Clinical pharmacists needed for PEBC survey

August 11, 2009

In August, the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) is conducting a survey to evaluate entry-to-practice competencies required of pharmacists.

Clinical pharmacists are needed to take the survey. If you are in active practice and are willing to participate, please take a few minutes now to ...

New edition of Flu Monitor

July 28, 2009

Rx Canada has contracted with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to provide an emergency data monitoring and reporting system to identify viral outbreaks, track their progression, and monitor national drug supplies.

Flu Mon...

Veterinary update

July 28, 2009

Dr. William Lindeman is no longer registered with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association as an Active Member. Therefore, he is not licensed to practice in Alberta and is not entitled to purchase pharmaceuticals.

The Devon Veterinary Clinic closed, effective June 30, 2009.

Originally published in the July 28, 2009, issue of The Link


Electronic smoking products not authorized for sale in Canada

July 28, 2009

Electronic smoking products fall within the scope of the Food and Drugs Act. All of these products require market authorization prior to being imported, advertised or sold in Canada. To date, no electronic smoking product has been authorized for sale by...

Registration deadline looming for Lab Values course

July 28, 2009

Practice Development’s new course, Practice Skills: Monitoring drug therapy using laboratory values, is ideal for pharmacists who wish to integrate laboratory values in the management of patients’ medication therapy. The registration deadline is Aug. 14, 2009.