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July 21, 2016 Printable Version

Council Election Underway in Districts K, L, T, and TH: Eligible Members Cast Your Ballot by Aug 3

Council Election

Members eligible to vote in the current College Council election should have already received an email invitation (from BigPulse) outlining details on how to vote.

Be sure to visit our website for more information and to view the candidates’ campaign material before you cast your ballot – election closes August 3, 2016 at 5pm.


Interested in Serving on a College Committee?

Non-Council Committee Member

Are you interested in serving on a College committee? Consider becoming a Non-Council Committee member!

Committees require the appointment of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are not elected members of Council to serve on various statutory or standing committees. In addition, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, with particular experience or expertise are occasionally required to serve on various special committees, working groups or task forces.

If you’re interested in applying, see s.7.6 of the by-laws regarding eligibility requirements, and please submit a letter of interest including your resume and any other relevant information by August 31, 2016.


Guidance to Minimize the Loss and Theft of Controlled Substances Within Pharmacies

Letter from Health Canada

We’d like to remind you of a letter from Health Canada that provides guidance to pharmacists and their staff on the essential steps that should be taken to minimize the loss and theft of controlled substances within pharmacies.

Regulations within the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) require that you, as a pharmacist, take all reasonable steps that are necessary to mitigate the risk of diversion of controlled substances and precursors on your premises or under your control.

Read the guidance letter from Health Canada


Updated Destruction of Narcotics Fact Sheet

The College has updated the Fact Sheet, “Destruction of Narcotics, Controlled Drugs, and Targeted Substances” to reflect the fact that pharmacies are no longer required to request and receive prior authorization for local destruction of unserviceable narcotics and controlled drugs from Health Canada.


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