May 8, 2014

The full hearing on the College’s bylaws prohibiting the provision of incentives for prescriptions or pharmacy services, is scheduled to be heard in the B.C. Supreme Court on May 13, 2014. 

April 23, 2014

Under the Health Professions Act, registrants of the College of Pharmacists of BC are required to consent to a criminal record check (CRC) at least once every 5 years.

The 5 year mark for consent and re-check for the CRC is upcoming for many registrants this year.

You will be notified by email when your CRC is due for re-check.

April 17, 2014

In light of the recent news regarding the “Heartbleed Bug” exposing security flaws in some systems, the College has reviewed all its systems and has determined that all its systems are unaffected.

College systems remain secure and continue to operate efficiently. Please contact your personal IT support team to see if you or your systems may be vulnerable to the “Heartbleed Bug”.

April 2, 2014

The College has received a number of requests for clarity around the requirements of a prescription and a number of common practices in their processing that ensure smoother patient care.

March 26, 2014

VANCOUVER – Enhancing the quality of pharmacy care in BC is a priority for the College of Pharmacists of BC as it begins to roll out initiatives that will ultimately lead to better health outcomes for patients. These initiatives are part of the regulatory authority for pharmacy’s new strategic plan, being released to the public for the first time today.

March 5, 2014

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 the College made the following update:

Example #1 - Updated March 5, 2014
Are glucose meters and diabetes test strips included in the prohibition of providing incentives?

February 26, 2014

Full Transition to 10mg/ml on March 1

Remember that as of March 1, all methadone maintenance treatment prescriptions must be dispensed with the commercially available 10mg/ml methadone (cherry flavoured) oral preparation. All patients are to have been transitioned over during the month of February.

February 19, 2014

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