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)
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..
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REGULATORY BYLAW REPEALED
Effective March 16, 2018, Part N, section 11(2) of the SCPP Regulatory Bylaws was repealed (linked document updated March 22) more..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 ..
CPDPP is offering a training course for pharmacist prescribing of minor ailment and patient self-care conditions for smoking cessation. Available in-person and live streaming on Dec 5, and recorded after the event. more
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