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Reminder: Pharmacist may not prescribe Zolpidem

May 14, 2013

A pharmacist may not prescribe Zolpidem as it is classified under Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Prohibition from prescribing narcotics and controlled drugs 
(from Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians)

11.7 A pharmacist must not prescribe any drugs listed in the schedules of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act including but not limited to drugs listed in the Narcotic Control Regulations and the Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations.