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)
Buprenorphine/nalaxone moving to Type 2 status - July 2019
Effective July 15, 2019, buprenorphine/naloxone products will move from Type 1 to Type 2 TPP status in Alberta. As a result, these products will no longer require use of a secure TPP prescription form. Buprenorphine/naloxone products will continue to be monitored through TPP Alberta as a Type 2 drug.
Single entity buprenorphine (e.g., Butrans patches) and all buprenorphine products for veterinary use will remain a Type 1 TPP drug which means a secure TPP form is still required.
Medications on the TPP medication list may only be dispensed pursuant to the pharmacist receiving a written prescription on the form approved by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) for the program.
TPP Alberta Program (CPSA website)
TPP Alberta Medications List (CPSA website)
To report stolen or missing triplicates, physicians and surgeons should contact CPSA.
Submit a forgery alert via the ACP website.