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  • News for the week of October 1, 2019

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    • Complete our survey on the first three initiatives to expand scope of practices for pharmacists

    • Opioid Addictions and Substitution Therapy FREE Online Modules
    • The Master Plan for Diabetes Continuing Education Program
    • Identifying Drug Interactions

    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • OPA Secure Health Plan: All-in-one health care package
    • Win a tablet with the best-in-class coverage

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Fresenius Kabi - Oxytocin 1ml vial

    • DDD Notice No. 19141 posted September 30, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19140 posted September 30, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19139 posted September 30, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19138 posted September 30, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19137 posted September 30, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19136 posted September 30, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19135 posted September 30, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19134 posted September 30, 2019 Notice from the Executive Office

    • Ranitidine - Information Update
    • Health Product InfoWatch - September 2019

  • News for the week of September 24, 2019

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    • Fluzone® High-Dose not made available in pharmacy this flu season
    • September 25, 2019 is World Pharmacists Day!

    • Take-Home Naloxone Program at Community Pharmacies
    • Opioid Addiction and Substitution Therapy Free Live Webinar Series
    • Medical Devices Training for Pharmacy Technicians

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Don't miss out! TELUS bonus offer ends September 30, 2019

    • Protect your vehicle and home with the right insurance coverage

    • DDD Notice No. 19133 posted September 20, 2019 ODB Formulary – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – September 2019 Summary of Product Changes

    • Gripe Water - Information Update
    • Abbott brand Calcilo XD Powder recalled due to rancidity and off-colour

  • News for the week of September 17, 2019

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    • September 17, 2019 is declared the first World Patient Safety Day
    • Your fall issue of Ontario Pharmacist and Ontario Pharmacy Technician magazines are here!

    • Injections and Immunizations Program
    • How-To: Ontario's Pharmaceutical Opinion Program
    • Identifying Drug Interactions

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • A new focus on students: an engagement strategy
    • Take the 2019-20 OPA membership survey

    • Professional liability coverage - practising in another province

    • Pfizer Canada supply update on PrZINECARD®

    • DDD Notice No. 19130 posted September 13, 2019 Notice from the Executive Officer
    • DDD Notice No. 19127 posted September 12, 2019 Notice from the Executive Officer: Funding Flash Glucose Monitoring System Through the Ontario Drug Benefit Program

    • Gabapentin or Pregabalin with Opioids - Information Update
    • Health Canada requests that companies stop distributing ranitidine drugs in Canada while it assesses NDMA; some products being recalled
    • Needle-free dermal filler devices - Information Update

  • News for the week of September 10, 2019

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    • FluMist Quadrivalent not available this year
    • International Federation on Ageing unites groups to improve vaccination rates
    • Innovative Medicines Canada announces changes to Code of Ethical Practices
    • Political parties gear up for federal election

    • FREE! An Introduction to Caring for Trans Patients in the Pharmacy
    • Implementing Smoking Cessation Services in the Pharmacy
    • Injections and Immunizations Program

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Travel discounts as an associate member of CPhA

    • Why buy life insurance?

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: multiple cancer drugs

    • Notice No. 19125 posted September 10, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

  • News for the week of September 3, 2019

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    • Justin J. Bates begins new tenure at OPA as new CEO
    • Materials to help in the fight against the opioid crisis

    • OPA Pharmacy Technician Bundle
    • OPA Clinical Bundle
    • OPA Operational Bundle

    • Are you taking advantage of your membership benefits?

    • Overage dependent coverage

    • Health Product InfoWatch - Safety Updates: Cymbalta, Istodax

  • News for the week of August 27, 2019

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    • ICYMI: Draft regulations for expanded scope of practice now open for public consultation
    • Diabetes resources available from the Diabetes Pharmacists Network at the University of Toronto Banting & Best Diabetes Centre

    • The Master Plan for Diabetes Continuing Education Program
    • Medical Devices Training for Pharmacy Technicians
    • Rational Prescribing: Re-thinking Medications

    • New OPA Benefit: The Manulife All-In Banking™ Package Is Here!
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Professional Liability Insurance Claims Reporting

    • DDD Notice No. 19123 Posted August 23, 2019 ODB Formulary – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – August 2019 Summary of Product Changes

  • News for the week of August 20, 2019

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    • ICYMI: Tell us your thoughts on draft regulations for expanded scope of practice
    • ICYMI: TELUS Health changes to Pharmacy Manual

    • Paid Consultations - Opportunities and Timesavers
    • Pharmacist Health Coaching – Cardiovascular Program Training Course
    • Identifying Drug Interactions

    • Manulife All-in-Banking now available to OPA members with exclusive opportunities
    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Dell Canada back-to-school Member Purchase Plan deals!
    • Are you taking advantage of your OPA membership?

    • OPA Pharmacy (Store) Insurance

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Pfizer Leucovorin 50ml

  • News for the week of August 6, 2019

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    • ICYMI: Pharmacy Updates
    • August is National Drug Drop-Off Month

    • Gastrointestinal Conditions
    • OPA Clinical Bundle
    • Essential Cannabis Knowledge For Pharmacy Technicians Program

    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • Is Your Financial Future In Order?

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Leucovorin Supply Status Update

    • DDD Notice No. 19116 posted August 2, 2019 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Programs Agencies

  • News for the week of July 30, 2019

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    • Ontario Garners Attention on Drug Shortages Amidst Cross-border Shopping on Insulin
    • University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Awarded Research Funding for Key Projects
    • Pharmacy Technician Conference - May 9, 2020

    • Women's Health Conditions
    • Medical Devices Training For Pharmacy Technicians
    • Delivering A Comprehensive Pharmacy-Based Vaccines Program

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Auto and Home Insurance

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Succinylcholine 20mg/ml US-based Product (Quelicin)

    • Status of non-absorbable synthetic surgical mesh for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse in Canada
    July Issue of Health Product InfoWatch

  • News for the week of July 23, 2019

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    • OPA Advocates for Seniors Healthcare Services in Public Consultation
    • EpiPen 0.3 mg Auto-Injector Shortages
    • Sherry Peister Named Recipient of The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Pillar of Pharmacy Award

    • Identifying Drug Interactions
    • Implementing Smoking Cessation Services in the Pharmacy
    • Assessing and Prescribing for Minor Ailments – Full Program

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Summer Member Discounts!
    • Member Benefit: RxFiles
    • Bonus Offer from TELUS

    • Do I Need Life insurance?

    • DDD Notice No. 19114 posted July 23, 2019 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 43, Summary of Changes – July 2019
    • DDD Notice No. 19113 posted July 18, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Tacrolimus and the Risk of Graft Rejection due to Medication Errors: Inadvertent Switching Between Different Oral Formulations
    • Pfizer Canada is Reporting a Shortage of EpiPen (0.3 mg) Auto-Injectors and Taking Precautions to Minimize Impact on Canadians

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