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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 2015 is April 9, 2015


        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 2015 au collège Selkirk est le 9 avril 2015


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 Meeting of June 14-15, 2015

April 16, 2015

The proposed meeting of the National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) for June 14-15, 2015 is cancelled.

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for September 13-14, 2015. The deadline to receive submissions for a drug scheduling application for this meeting is by end of day Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Information Update

“Enhance” and “Natural-Power” test positive for sildenafil; removed from sale at Vaughan retailer

Further to a recent Advisory, Health Canada testing has found that two unauthorized health products, “Enhance” and “Natural-Power,” contain undeclared sildenafil. The two products, promoted as natural sex-enhancement products, were removed from sale from Nature’s Source, Unit #7, 2943 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, Ont., in February 2015. Sildenafil is a prescription drug ingredient that may pose serious health risks, particularly for people with heart conditions. Should additional retailers or distributors be identified for these or other products that Health Canada has removed from sale at this location, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians.

Health Canada Information Update


Health Canada suspends licence of homeopathic product due to potential serious risks of male fern

Health Canada has suspended the licence of Filix Mas, a homeopathic product, because it contains the ingredient male fern (Dryopteris filix-max). Safety information has raised potential concerns regarding effects of the specific ingredient at higher doses, and as such consumers should stop using the affected product immediately as it may pose a serious health risk. On April 2, 2015, Health Canada suspended the licences of two natural health products containing male fern.

Health Canada Advisory


Clavulin-400 liquid oral antibiotic:  One lot recalled after glass pieces found in one bottle

In consultation with Health Canada, GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK) is voluntarily recalling one lot (lot 710535) of Clavulin-400 (70 mL) after receiving a complaint from a pharmacy that two glass pieces had been found in one bottle of the  product. No other lots of GSK Clavulin products are affected at this time.

Health Canada Advisory

Health Product Risk Communication

Methylphenidate Products – Risk of Priapism - Janssen Inc. - Novartis Pharmaceuticals - Purdue Pharma Inc.

Prolonged and painful erections (priapism) have been very rarely reported in patients, including children, taking methylphenidate products. The prescribing information for these products has been updated to include this information.

Health Canada Health Product Risk Communication

Health Product Risk Communication

Primene 10% Amino Acid Injection, 250 mL, Pharmacy Bulk Pack - Compatibility Issue with Trace Elements - Important Information Update on All Lots - Baxter Corporation

Baxter Corporation is providing an update to the Important Safety Information, issued on April 10, 2015, regarding the compatibility issue between Primene and trace elements.

Health Canada Health Product Risk Communication



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