June 29, 2023

Explore the College's 2022/2023 Annual Report 

We are pleased to share the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia's 2022/2023 Annual Report.

This report highlights the College's operations and actions on strategic initiatives over the past fiscal year.

June 20, 2023

On September 30, 2022, eleven BC health profession regulatory colleges adopted an Indigenous cultural safety, humility and anti...

June 16, 2023

In order to support BC pharmacists as they begin to diagnose and prescribe drugs for minor ailments and contraception, UBC’s Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development Program (UBC CPPD) has added a number of new free accredited learning programs focused on minor ailment conditions.


June 9, 2023

At its February 2023 meeting, the College Board approved and filed amendments to the Fee Schedules under both the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (PODSA...

May 31, 2023

New regulatory standards providing pharmacists in BC with the authority to diagnose and prescribe medications to clients in British Columbia for minor ailments and contraception are now in effect. These standards enable pharmacists practicing in community pharmacies to provide timely access to medications and essential services, expanding the capacity of...

May 19, 2023

Health Canada has released an updated guidance document for community pharmacists to help pharmacists comply with the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and its associated...

May 18, 2023

Upcoming Amendments to the Drug Schedule Regulation: Removal of Schedule IV

May 8, 2023

In order to prepare pharmacists to provide prescribing services to patients in BC, the College, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and UBC's Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development, has developed a mandatory Regulatory Education Module that can be completed in advance of June 1, 2023

April 27, 2023

The College is currently working with the Ministry of Health and other partners to develop and implement standards to provide pharmacists in BC with the authority to make a diagnosis and prescribe medications specified in Schedule I of the Drug Schedules Regulation, for minor ailments and contraception. 

The new standards for Pharmacist Prescribing for Minor Ailments and Contraceptives...

April 20, 2023

New Regulation to Limit the Sale of Semaglutide