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Rural RxAction

October 6, 2009

Are you a pharmacist practicing in rural Alberta? Are you interested in receiving Additional Prescribing Authorization to provide chronic disease management for your patients?

The Centre for COMmunity Pharmacy Research and Interdisciplinary Strategies (COMPRIS) at the University of Alberta, is looking for pharmacists practicing in rural Alberta with an interest in hypertension, who have or are planning to receive, additional prescribing authorization.

Improving Hypertension Management through Use of Community Pharmacists with Prescriptive Authority – A Randomized Trial Design

As part of the project, you will receive support in completing your additional prescribing application, training in the management of hypertension, and the opportunity to work with other rural Alberta pharmacists to evaluate the benefits of pharmacist prescribing in hypertension.

You will be eligible to receive compensation for providing care for the patients in the study, as well as reimbursement of the fees associated with applying for additional prescribing authorization.

This will be the first randomized trial of pharmacist prescribing, as well as exploring methods of remuneration for chronic disease management – both of which are important for the future of our profession.

Additional information on the study can be found at Rural RxAction. Pharmacists who are interested in participating in the study or would like additional information are asked to contact Ross Tsuyuki (ross.tsuyuki@ or Teri Charrois (

Originally published in the October 6, 2009, issue of The Link