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September 4, 2015 Printable Version

New Video: Integrating Pharmacy Technicians into Community Practice

Are you familiar with how the responsibilities of a pharmacy technician differ from those of a pharmacy assistant and pharmacist? Are you aware of the many benefits that come with fully integrating pharmacy technicians into community practice?

A new video helps answer these questions and illustrates how technicians — when working to their full scope — can be instrumental in helping pharmacists shift their time from dispensing medications to delivering clinical services.

Watch the video now: Integrating Pharmacy Technicians into Community Practice


CAMH’s New Pharmacist’s Guide

CAMH New Pharmacists' Guide

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) recently released their new Pharmacist’s Guide called Opioid Agonist Maintenance Treatment: A Pharmacist’s Guide to Methadone and Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder. This third edition replaces the Methadone Maintenance: A Pharmacist’s Guide to Treatment

This is an essential manual for all pharmacists involved in opioid agonist maintenance treatment (OAMT) and a required reference for Ontario pharmacies that dispense methadone. All pharmacies that dispense methadone must have a copy of the most recent edition of this reference.

Purchase the guide on the CAMH online store now.


Keeping Current with Drug Schedule Changes

NAPRA and Health Canada Drug Scheduling Changes

Our recent article in the Summer 2015 issue of Pharmacy Connection helps clarify the roles of both Health Canada and NAPRA in drug scheduling.

Read the drug scheduling article now.

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