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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.


Unauthorized health product "PureCare Herbal Cream" may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that the unauthorized health product “PureCare Herbal Cream” may pose serious health risks. The product is promoted as a natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis in children and babies. Health Canada testing confirmed the presence of a prescription steroid (clobetasol propionate) and another ingredient (phenoxylethanol) not declared on the product label. These ingredients may cause health effects ranging from skin irritation and dehydration to increased blood pressure.

Health Canada Advisory


Unauthorized products seized from EPCA Shipping Inc. in Richmond, British Columbia, may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has seized several unauthorized health products from EPCA Shipping Inc. at 1115-11871 Horseshoe Way, Richmond BC. The products are promoted to treat cancer, infertility, respiratory diseases, enlarged thyroid and erectile dysfunction, and are labelled to contain various prescription drugs that may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians. EPCA Shipping Inc. is the Canadian distribution centre for www.extremepeptides.com.

Health Canada Advisory


Health Product Risk Communication

KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) - Risk of Severe Skin Reactions: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis - Merck Canada Inc., Pharmacovigilance

Cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), some with fatal outcomes, have been reported in patients treated with KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab).

Health Canada Health Product Risk Communication


Buckley’s syrups recalled due to potential choking hazard

Health Canada is advising Canadians that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of certain Buckley’s syrup products from stores. A defect with the plastic seal may cause it to fall into the bottle and present a potential choking hazard if swallowed. This seal is a circular plastic layer that is clear or semi-transparent and approximately 1.7 cm in diameter.

Health Canada Advisory

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. 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.

Health Canada Foreign Product Alert

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



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