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TPP Alberta

TPP Alberta is a two-part prescription form. The pharmacy must be presented with the top copy of the TPP secure form; the prescriber will keep the second copy. If the prescription is faxed directly to the pharmacy, the prescriber keeps both original copies, voiding the top one. The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) recommends prescribers fax the prescription to the patient’s pharmacy of choice.

You will need to send a copy of the secure form to TPP Alberta when it is for

  • compounded medications,
  • office use,
  • veterinary use, or
  • is a Yukon prescription.

Please continue to mail the prescriptions listed above to CPSA on a weekly basis.

For the new two-part prescriptions, a copy of the fax or a copy of the secure top copy should be sent.

Information regarding all other TPP prescriptions is provided to TPP Alberta from dispensing events that are uploaded to Netcare. However, pharmacies should keep a copy in case TPP Alberta requests to access to it.

For more information, please visit the TPP Alberta resource page found on the CPSA website.

TPP Alberta medication list (CPSA)

Oral liquids containing codeine moves to Type 1 status – July 2020

As of July 1, 2020, oral liquids containing codeine requiring a prescription will move from Type 2 to Type 1 TPP Alberta status. As a result, prescriptions for these products will require the secure TPP Alberta two-part prescription form.

Drug products affected include

  • Acetaminophen Elixir with 8 mg Codeine Phosphate syrup,
  • pms-Acetaminophen with Codeine Elixir,
  • Calmylin ACE,
  • Coactifed,
  • Dimetane C Expectorant,
  • Dimetapp C,
  • Robitussin AC,
  • Teva-Cotridin Expectorant,
  • Teva-Cotridin,
  • Codeine Phosphate Syrup (Laboratoire Atlas Inc.), and
  • Linctus Codeine Blanc (Laboratoire Atlas Inc.).

Prescriptions for all other dosage forms containing codeine remain type 2 and do not require a TPP form unless otherwise noted on the TPP medication list.

Resources

TPP Alberta Program (CPSA website)

TPP Alberta Medications List (CPSA website)

TPP stolen/missing

View the list of stolen/missing TPPs (ACP login required). Updated Friday, August 7, 2020.

To report stolen or missing triplicates, physicians and surgeons should contact CPSA.

Submit a forgery alert via the ACP website.

Disclaimer

The list of stolen/missing TPPs is updated as we receive the data and includes only the stolen/missing TPPs reported to CPSA. For the most up-to-date listing, please check with CPSA.