Only those pharmacy technicians that are registered by the College may be called pharmacy technicians. Name tags and other identifying documents must be changed to reflect pharmacy technician’s restricted title.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Coughtrie has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences for a five year term commencing August 1, 2013.
As of February 4, 2013, the Natural Health Products (Unprocessed Product Licence Applications) Regulations (NHP-UPLAR) were repealed. With the repeal of the NHPUPLAR, Exemption Numbers will no longer be used.
2239 pharmacists in BC are now authorized to provide injections — nearly half of all pharmacists. British Columbia is now one of four provinces in Canada where pharmacists can receive authorization to administer injections.
There was some confusion in British Columbia when the Federal Government announced earlier this year that regulated pharmacy technicians would now be able to oversee the transfer of prescriptions from one pharmacy to another. Hadn't this always be