Alberta’s drug schedules are mostly aligned with and change according to the national drug scheduling model developed by NAPRA. NAPRA updates its listing/scheduling from time to time and it is important for pharmacy professionals to keep themselves up to date.
Exceptions exist due to the lists in the Scheduled Drugs Regulation or because of timing issues. The list of drugs that are Alberta exceptions to the national schedules is small.
Please consult our guide, Understanding Alberta’s Drug Schedules (last updated April 13, 2018).