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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 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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NDSAC Interim Recommendation on topical minoxidil foam for female androgenetic alopecia

A meeting of the National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) was held on June 8-9, 2014, with a follow-up teleconference on July 3, 2014. The following Interim Recommendation was made:
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NDSAC - Nomination sought for Committee membership

The National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) is soliciting nominations to fill a membership vacancy.
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NAPRA Notes - Summer 2014

The most recent addition of NAPRA Notes is now available.

NAPRA Notes - Summer 2014

Health Professional and Public Communication

FERAHEME (ferumoxytol) – New Restrictions on the Use due to Information on Serious Allergic Reactions - Takeda Canada Inc.

Important new restrictions on the use of FERAHEME due to serious allergic reactions is being communicated to health professionals and to the public. The product monograph has been updated.

Health Canada Health Professional Communication

Health Canada Public Communication

Information Update

Possible cardiovascular problems associated with testosterone products

Health Canada is advising patients and healthcare professionals of new safety information regarding testosterone hormone replacement products and a risk of serious and possibly life-threatening cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) problems.

Health Canada Information Update

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.
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National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program

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