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Opioid Agonist Therapy Conference

Safer Prescribing, Better Care, Transitioning to Recovery by College of Physicians & Surgeons of Saskatchewan
March 22-23, 2019 | Regina
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TEMPORARY LICENCE SUSPENSION

Please be advised that SCPP has temporarily suspended the license to practice pharmacy for member Jennifer Yaholnistky (D4587) pending investigation of professional misconduct, in accordance with The Pharmacy and Pharmacy Disciplines Act, SS 1996, c P-9.1
 
 

Sask. Polytechnic SPTA Course

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is now accepting registrations for the Structured Practical Training and Assessment (SPTA) course Course listing
 

DRUG SHORTAGE - ELLA™

ella™ (ulipristal acetate) is an oral emergency contraceptive product. McKesson has identified a shortage until about December 7
 

New number to call for people seeking info about MAID

People seeking medically assisted death can now call the provincial 811 health line (CBC news)
 

CHANGES TO OPIOID STICKERS AND PATIENT HANDOUT REQUIREMENTS

Health Canada published an important notice on October 1 more. Section 4.4 of guidance document outlines when an opioid would not require the sticker and handout more
 

Mandatory Opioid Warning Sticker and Patient Information Handout

Health Canada announced "Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations" on opioids that will alter the current opioid dispensing workflow of pharmacists more
 

Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals site non-compliant

Health Canada finds Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals site non-compliant with requirements for the manufacture of drug ingredients. No products are being recalled at this time more
 

EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Safety Alert

In a small number of cases, some EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injector devices may not slide out of their carrier tub easily, or at all. Please check the devices prior to dispensing and return those that do not slide out of their case properly more
 

Influenza Immunization Program

The Saskatchewan Influenza Immunization Policy (SIIP) 2018-2019 is available in the Reference Manual or here. The DPEBB Influenza Immunization Program: Policy and Procedures is available here.
 

EpiPen® Shortage Update

Health Canada has issued an Interim Order allowing the importation of Auvi-Q® epinephrine auto-injectors from the United States for an initial period of two weeks to help mitigate the EpiPen® Shortage more.
 

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR PHARMACY PROFESSIONALS (CPDPP)

Find CE Online Courses and Live Events: www.usask.ca/cpdpp
 
Regulatory Updates

EPIPEN® BACK ON SCHEDULE I

At the December meeting, Council decided not to extend the temporary bylaw that came into effect on August 27, 2018, which moved epinephrine ampoules from Schedule I to Schedule II for the treatment of anaphylaxis due to allergens. Therefore, effective December 31, 2018, epinephrine ampoules for anaphylaxis are no longer Schedule II and are back on Schedule I status...
 

Naloxone Unscheduled

Saskatchewan becomes the third province to move naloxone to unscheduled status more..
 

REGULATORY BYLAW REPEALED

Effective March 16, 2018, Part N, section 11(2) of the SCPP Regulatory Bylaws was repealed (linked document updated March 22) more..
 

MIFEGYMISO PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING UPDATE

Please review the November 7, 2017, Health Canada updates to prescribing and dispensing information for Mifegymiso®  here ..
 

CQI BYLAWS APPROVED

The Minister of Health has approved the bylaws that set the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program requirement, which will be met by COMPASS starting with the 2017-2018 permit year. The new bylaws can be found in Section 12 of Part I in the SCPP Regulatory Bylaws.  more ..
 

MINOXIDIL NOW UNSCHEDULED

Effective July 20, 2017, topical minoxidil, in concentrations of 5% or less, is now an unscheduled product and may be sold from any retail outlet (including online)  more ..
 
Events
Feb
9

CAPhO Oncology Fundamentals Day for Pharmacy Technicians

February 9. Streamed online. Focuses primarily on enhancing patient safety and optimizing scope of practice as the role of pharmacy in cancer care evolves. more    
 
Feb
9

CAPhO Conference 2019 for Pharmacy Technicians

February 9, streamed online. The sessions focus primarily on enhancing patient safety and optimizing scope of practice as the role of pharmacy in cancer care evolves more    
 
Feb
12

Cannabinoids / Medical Cannabis RxFiles

February 12, 2019 at local telehealth sites. more    
 
Feb
14

WebEx Sessions : Veterinary Antimicrobial Sales Reporting (VASR) System

Two WebEx sessions: Thurs, Feb 14 or Fri, Feb 15. Provides an introduction to the functionality of the VASR system and an opportunity to ask questions more    
 
Apr
25

CAPhO Conference 2019

April 25-28 in Halifax. This year's theme is personalized medicine: balancing the benefits of newer therapies with toxicity profile, cost, regimen schedules and, most importantly, what the patient wants for their treatment journey more    
 
May
11

Oncology Conference 2019

May 11, 2019 in Saskatoon in the Education Bldg at the U of S more    
 

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