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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.

NDSAC Interim Recommendations on topical hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone acetate in concentrations of 1% or less

A meeting of the National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) was held on September 7, 2014 with the following interim recommendations made:
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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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Foreign Product Alerts

Health Canada is advising Canadians not to use these foreign health products as they may pose a health risk. These products have been found by regulators in other countries to contain drug ingredients that are not declared on the product labels. Prescription drugs should only be taken under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

These products are not authorized for sale in Canada and have not been found on the Canadian market, but they may have been brought into the country by travellers or purchased over the Internet.

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Notice to Hospitals

Dacarbazine for Injection 600 mg/vial, BP - Discoloration After Reconstitution of Vials - Hospira Healthcare Corporation

Pink discoloration of Dacarbazine Injection has been observed immediately after reconstitution in some vials or after storing for 24 hours at 2-8 °C. Vials that exhibit discoloration should not be used.

Health Canada Notice to Hospitals



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