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Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program-Course and PLAR exam schedules

Please note, this section will be updated periodically as the information becomes available.


    NEW: The National Pharmacy Technician Bridging
Education Program will be offered online in French starting in
   September 2014 at Selkirk College. Course dates, registration
deadlines and contact information can be found on the French Course and PLAR schedules page. 

  NEW: Selkirk College  registration deadline for all English and French courses beginning in September 2014 is August 14, 2014.


   NOUVEAU : Le Programme passerelle national de formation de
 technicien(ne) en pharmacie   sera offert en français en
 ligne à Selkirk College dès septembre 2014. L’horaire des cours, la
date limite pour l’inscription et les coordonnées du collège sont maintenant disponibles sur la page Horaires de cours et d'examens de l'evaluation et de la reconnaissance des acquis.

 NOUVEAU :  La date limite pour l'inscription
aux cours (anglais et français) débutant en septembre au collège Selkirk est le 14 août 2014.


Registration deadlines for all institutions are available on the Course and PLAR Schedules page.

Registration for all courses is conducted directly with the educational institution offering the program.

National Drug Schedules: Final Recommendation on topical minoxidil foam for female androgenetic alopecia

The Interim Recommendation made by the National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) on July 10, 2014 that:
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National Drug Schedules: Final Recommendations on omeprazole tablets and triamcinolone acetonide nasal spray

The Interim Recommendations made by the National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) on June 17, 2014 were finalized effective July 18, 2014. The final recommendations are as follows:
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National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee Meeting September 7, 2014

The next meeting of the National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) is scheduled for September 7, 2014.
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Health Professional Communication and Information Update

Apo-Mycophenolic Acid 360 mg (DIN 02372746 Lot KY6601) - Apotex Inc.

Apotex, in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling one lot (KY6601) of Apo-Mycophenolic Acid due to a package labelling error. The French statement on the outer carton indicates that each tablet contains 180 mg of the medicine. The actual tablets in the package contain the correct strength of 360 mg. The rest of the carton, the leaflets, the blister labels and the dosing instructions all contain the appropriate labelling for the 360 mg strength.

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Health Canada Information Update

Information Update

Label changes for controlled-release opioid pain medicines encourage more targeted prescribing and safer use

Health Canada is advising healthcare professionals and Canadians that it has implemented labelling changes for the class of drugs known as controlled-release opioid pain medicines, to enhance their safe and appropriate use. The changes provide standardized wording that more clearly outlines the risks and safety concerns associated with controlled-release opioids. The updated guidance also encourages more appropriate patient selection and monitoring.

Health Canada Information Update



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