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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

Pharmacy Permit Renewal Deadline: November 1, 2018

The Nov 1 deadline is around the corner. Avoid the late penalty fee of $267.75 and submit your applications, fees and requirements now. Contact Pat at 306-584-4321 or Pat.Guillemin@saskpharm.ca if you require assistance.
 

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 slike 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.

Valsartan Drugs - Update

Health Canada is sharing the results of its review of potential long-term health effects involving valsartan drugs that were found to contain the impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) more

Valsartan Recall Update

Teva Canada expands recall of valsartan drugs to include additional lots, as a precaution more

Summary Safety Review on Methadose and Metadol-D

A possible link has been found between methadone-containing drugs and the potential risk of serious harm to children breastfed by mothers on methadone treatment more

BE PART OF THE MILLION-DOLLAR DIFFERENCE

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy has launched a “1 Million for 25” fundraising campaign more

Revised Opioid Wallet Card Available to Order

Health Canada has recently updated the opioid overdose wallet card. These cards are available free of charge more

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR PHARMACY PROFESSIONALS (CPDPP)

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

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...
 

EPIPEN® SHORTAGE – TEMPORARY BYLAW CHANGE

Effective August 27, 2018, SCPP Council has approved a temporary administrative bylaw change to move epinephrine ampoules from Schedule I to Schedule II status for the treatment of anaphylaxis due to allergens more..
 

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
Oct
20

Pain & Therapeutics

Health Sciences Continuing Education Group, University of Saskatchewan, presents Pain and Therapeutics Conference 2018 in Saskatoon more    
 
Oct
26

CSHP Awards Night, and AGM & Education Sessions

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists is hosting an Awards Night (Friday, Oct 26, 6-7 p.m.) and AGM & Education Sessions (Saturday, Oct 27, 7:15 - 4:30 p.m.). See event brochure here    
 
Oct
27

CPCAC 2018 Inaugural Scientific Meeting

Coalition of Pharmacists Caring for Aging Canadians (CPCAC) hosting first Scientific Meeting in Toronto more    
 
Nov
5

Saskatchewan Institute of Health Leadership Program

Five-month program begins with a 5-day retreat Nov 5-9, 2018 and ends with a 2-day project retreat April 11-12, 2019 more. SCPP's Brittany Sharkey shares her SIHL experience and the program benefits here.   
 
Apr
25

CAPhO Conference 2019

The Conference program is developed around the theme of 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    
 

SASKATCHEWAN COLLEGE OF PHARMACY PROFESSIONALS

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