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National Drug Schedules: Final Recommendation on naloxone hydrochloride

The Interim Recommendation made by the National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) on June 13, 2016, subsequent to their meeting of June 6, 2016, was finalized effective June 24, 2016. The final recommendation is as follows:

• Naloxone hydrochloride injection, when indicated for emergency use for opioid overdose outside hospital settings – be granted Schedule II status

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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 2016 was April 7, 2016


        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 2016 au collège Selkirk était le 7 avril 2016 

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.

Information Update

Health Canada clarifies position on W-18

The purpose of this Information Update is to clarify Health Canada's position on W-18, a potentially harmful substance that Health Canada has taken action to control under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

Health Canada Information Update

Information Update

Operation Pangea highlights the dangers of buying health products online

The results of this year’s Operation Pangea, a global effort to disrupt the online sale of counterfeit and unlicensed pharmaceutical products and medical devices. are a reminder that buying health products online may be a health risk.

Health Canada Information Update

Foreign Product Alert

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 undeclared drug ingredients, toxic substances or high levels of heavy metals, which may pose serious health risks. Prescription drugs should only be taken under the supervision of a health care practitioner.

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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National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program

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