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SCOPe Newsletter March 2019

The SCOPe newsletter is one of the ways the College provides information to pharmacy professionals practising in Saskatchewan. Click here to download the most recent SCOPe newsletter.
 

Health Canada Drug Recall

Multiple Losartan-containing drugs voluntarily recalled because of potential for nitrosamine impurity

Health Canada is advising Canadians that multiple lots of Losartan-containing drugs are being voluntarily recalled by Teva Canada, Apotex Inc., Pharmascience Inc., and Pro Doc Limitée because of the potential for a nitrosamine impurity, N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA). NMBA is potentially a human carcinogen, which means that long-term exposure could increase the potential risk of cancer. more
 

Eat Well Saskatchewan

Eat Well Saskatchewan is a free nutrition service offered by the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition more
 

2019 Wellspring Leadership Award

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is pleased to announce the 2019 Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Award Program more
 

Urgent Notice - Dr. Fern OAT Patients

Guidance for interim supply of methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone – Dr. B. Fern more
 
 

TEMPORARY LICENCE SUSPENSION

Please be advised that SCPP has temporarily suspended the license to practice pharmacy for member Scott Galloway (D1600) - March 4th to April 2nd as per the recent Order from the Discipline Committee dated February 19, 2019 for professional misconduct and incompetence in accordance with The Pharmacy and Pharmacy Disciplines Act, SS 1996, c P-9.1

 
 

Regulatory Bylaw Certificate - Methadone

Approval of the Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSS) is not required when prescribing methadone for pain. There are also other exemptions more
 

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)
 

OPIOID STICKERS AND PATIENT HANDOUT REQUIREMENTS

On October 1, 2018, Health Canada provided a notice regarding opioid sticker and patient handout requirements. Please click here for recent updates to section 4.4 of the guidance document, outlining when an opioid would not require the sticker and handout.
 

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
Mar
22

Opioid Agonist Therapy Conference 2019

March 22-23 in Regina. Safer prescribing, Better Care, Transitioning to Recovery by College of Physicians & Surgeons of Saskatchewan. Click here to register.   
 
Mar, Mar
22, 29

Treating Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

These webinars are free exclusive benefits for members of provincial pharmacy associations and AFPC. Sign up for both at 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
3

2019 PAS Conference

May 3-5 in Waskesiu. Gather together to connect, discover and learn from people in our communities. Speakers and colleagues bring experiences and learnings to provide a platform of Change, Growth and Strength. Click here to learn more and register.   
 
May
10

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

May 10 at the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina. Dr. Andrea Lavoie will be speaking on diabetes and cardiovascular disease, while Joe Solowiejczyk will be speaking on diabetes distress more   
 
May
11

Oncology Conference 2019

May 11 in Saskatoon. This conference is offered by the University of Saskatchewan Health Sciences Continuing Education Group and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. Click here to register.   
 
May
30

Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Sydrome (PANS) Prairie Conference

May 30-31 in Saskatoon. Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) is estimated to affect 1/200 children, yet it's rarely recognized and diagnosed more   
 
Jun
3

Pharmacy Experience 2019

June 3-5 in Toronto. A national gathering to learn, connect and be inspired about pharmacy as a profession more   
 

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