October 9, 2018

The College would like to thank pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the Fraser Valley (District 2), Kootenay/Okanagan (District 4), Urban Hospitals (District 6), and Pharmacy Technicians (District 8) that voted in the 2018 Board elections.

September 18, 2018

In June 2018, the College Board approved housekeeping amendments to the Drug Schedules Regulation (DSR) under the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (PODSA) to improve its alignment with the National Drug Schedules developed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA...

September 14, 2018

The highlights from the September Board Meeting are now available.

Highlights from this meeting include new requirements for electronic record keeping; BC's approach to cannabis legalization and regulation; updates on our commitment to cultural safety and humility; and a new Patient Relations Program Standard.

September 10, 2018

Vancouver, BC – Results of an investigation into the now closed Marigold Compounding and Natural Pharmacy in Courtney, BC showed a blatant disregard for public safety and meeting pharmacy practice standards by pharmacy manager Isidoro Andres “Rudy” Sanchez.

August 31, 2018

Polls are now open for Fraser Valley (District 2), Kootenay/Okanagan (District 4), Urban...

August 30, 2018

On September 1, 2018, the new Professional Practice Policy-67 for Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment (iOAT), as well as an accompanying Policy Guide for Injectable Hydromorphone Maintenance Treatment will come into effect. These documents set out the requirements for the safe dispensing of injectable hydromorphone for the treatment of opioid use disorder...

August 30, 2018

Registrants can now submit declarations of completion on eServices upon their successful completion of certain knowledge and training requirements in the College’s bylaws and Professional Practice Policies

August 30, 2018

Professional Practice Policy-69: Community Pharmacy Manager Education (PPP-69), which provides guidance to community pharmacy managers on complying with their obligations under the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (“PODSA”) and PODSA bylaws, will be in effect as of September 1, 2018.

August 20, 2018

August 18, 2018 - Further to the initial recall of certain valsartan products because of the presence of NDMA in the active ingredient, Health Canada is now advising Canadians that, as a precautionary measure, Teva Canada is expanding its voluntary recall to include eight...