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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.


  Reminder: Courses and PLAR exams available in both English and French

    NOTE: Selkirk College registration deadline for all English and French courses beginning in April 2017 is April 6, 2017


        Rappel :  Les cours et les examens ERA sont offerts en français et en anglais

  REMARQUE :  La date limite pour l’inscription aux cours (anglais et français) débutant en avril 2017 au collège Selkirk est le 6 avril 2017.


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.

Health Product InfoWatch

The February issue of the Health Product InfoWatch published by Health Canada is now available.

This monthly publication provides clinically relevant safety information on pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and natural health products. Please consult the index for a complete listing of previous issues.

Health Canada's Health Product InfoWatch publication

Health Product Risk Communication

Stöckert 3T heater-cooler devices (3T HCDs) and risk of Mycobacterium chimaerainfections - LivaNova (formerly Sorin)  

As a follow-up to a October 21, 2016 Health Product Risk Communication, evidence reviewed by Health Canada suggests that 3T HCDs manufactured by LivaNova prior to September 2014 are at an increased risk of contamination with Mycobacterium chimaera, a type of nontuberculous mycobacterium. These medical devices should be removed from service.

Health Canada Health Product Risk Communication

Information Update

Over-the-counter topical pain relievers containing menthol

Health Canada is advising Canadians that a safety review has found a risk of serious skin burns with the use of certain over-the-counter (OTC) topical pain relievers containing menthol. From the available data, it was not possible to determine whether the risk of serious skin burns is linked to any specific brand, formulation or menthol concentration, or any ingredient other than menthol.

Health Canada Information Update


Unauthorized supplements seized from Atomik Nutrition in Châteauguay may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has seized unauthorized health products promoted as workout, weight loss and dietary supplements from Atomik Nutrition at 102-90 Boul. Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Châteauguay, QC. The products are labelled to contain various drugs, including prescription and controlled drugs, which may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians.

Health Canada Advisory

Health Product Risk Communication

Erwinase for Injection - Special Handling Instructions - Jazz Pharmaceuticals

To avoid potential product shortage of ERWINASE, Health Canada has facilitated the temporary importation of UK-labelled product from Batch CAMR-180G for use with a 5 micron filter.  Small amounts of particulate matter have been observed bound to the stopper and/or present on the lyophilized cake of some vials of ERWINASE from BATCH 180G.

Health Canada Health Product Risk Communication


The most recent edition of NAPRA Notes is now available.

NAPRA Notes - Winter 2017

NDSAC Meeting of March 19-20, 2017

The proposed meeting of the National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) for March 19-20, 2017 is cancelled.

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for June 11-12, 2017. The deadline to receive submissions for a drug scheduling application for this meeting is by end of day Wednesday, April 12, 2017.



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National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program

Students and educational institutions can find more information about NAPRA's newest program.

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Find information about the NDSAC process and how to prepare scheduling applications.