November 2022 Board Meeting Highlights
The highlights from the November Board Meeting are now available.
Topics include Chair and Vice-Chair elections, Toxic Drug Crisis Action: OAT Multidisciplinary Model, amendments to Professional Practice Policy - 66 Opioid Agonist Treatment and more.
On November 4, 2022, Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, issued an Order permitting health professionals, including pharmacy technicians, already authorized to administer COVID-19 vaccines, to also administer influenza vaccines.
Mislabelled compounded acetaminophen sold at Richmond pharmacy
November 9, 2022 (Vancouver, BC) - The College of Pharmacists of BC (CPBC) has been made aware of a mislabelled compounded analgesic, acetaminophen, for children sold at the Shoppers Drug Mart located at Cambie and No. 5 Roads in Richmond, BC between November 2 to November 6th.
At it’s September 23, 2022 meeting, the College Board approved and filed amendments to the Fee Schedules under both the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (PODSA) Bylaws and Health Professions Act (HPA) Bylaws in accordance with the College’s 2022/2023 Budget.
On Thursday, September 29th, 2022, British Columbia’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Adrian Dix announced the expansion of pharmacy services available in BC in order to improve healthcare access for British Columbians who have been affected by the shortage of primary care providers.