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Cautionary tale: Septra Suspension

November 17, 2009

When dispensing Septra Suspension, which has now been genericized and contains sulfamethoxazole (SMX) 40 mg/mL and trimethoprim (TMP) 8 mg/mL, be careful when calculating volume based on a prescription written in mg of trimethoprim (TMP).  This will help you avoid the...

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Pharmacy Technician renewals due Nov. 30

November 17, 2009

Renewals for the pharmacy technician voluntary register are due by Nov. 30, 2009. The fee for a voluntary registered technician for Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2010 is $81.90. Technicians can complete their renewal online in less than 5 minutes.

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Psst... know any good pharmacists?

November 17, 2009

Help us celebrate the pharmacists and pharmacies who elevate the reputation of the profession. Nominate them for an APEX Award.

To view all the APEX Award categories and nomination...

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New: Practice Development influenza course

November 17, 2009

Practice Development is pleased to offer you this timely and exciting learning opportunity!  If you are working in direct patient care settings and are interested in providing patient care services related to influenza, this course is ideal for you....

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Reminder – 3 more regional meetings this week

November 17, 2009

Last night’s kick off of ACP regional meetings was a huge success in Lethbridge. Over 60 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians came to listen, ask questions, and offer feedback.

Don't miss your opportunity to get information first-hand...

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Help your patients understand adapting

November 17, 2009

You've told us you need resources to help patients understand pharmacists’ expanding scope of practice.

In response, ACP has produced the brochure: Understanding your pharmacists’ role in...

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Pharmacists’ tools to help prevent seniors’ falls

November 3, 2009

This week saw the province-wide launch of the second annual Seniors’ Falls Prevention Month campaign under the overall slogan "Finding Balance".  

An important component of the campaign is a website at ...

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Updated H1N1 FAQ

November 3, 2009

Will any Albertan be able to receive antivirals from NAS?

On Oct. 27, ACP received the following direction from AHW:

All prescriptions for antivirals should be filled out of the NAS unless the prescriber specifically and clearly indicates otherwise on the script...

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New antiviral treatment prescription form circulating

November 3, 2009

Alberta Health Services is circulating a new Tamiflu prescription form. This is a valid prescription form and should be accepted by pharmacies.

The form, available in a "registrants only" format, can be viewed on ACP's...

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Non-OraSweet recipes for Tamiflu suspension

November 3, 2009

The Edmonton Drug Information Centre has prepared the following recipes. These recipes can be used as alternatives for compounding Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) suspension should OraSweet SF and Methycellulose continue to remain on backorder.

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New: Practice Development influenza course

November 3, 2009

Practice Development is pleased to offer you this timely and exciting learning opportunity!  If you are working in direct patient care settings and are interested in providing patient care services related to influenza, this course is ideal for you....

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Pharmacy Technician renewal

November 3, 2009

Information letters regarding pharmacy technician renewal were mailed late last week. The fee for a voluntary registered technician for Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2010 is $81.90. Renewals are due by Nov. 30, 2009. Technicians can complete their renewal online in less than 5 minutes.

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From your patients and for your patience…

November 3, 2009

We know the last weeks have been frustrating for you. Trying to make sense of the ever-increasing (and sometimes conflicting) information about influenza and immunizations has been challenging. We also recognize that you are often the recipients of the...

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