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Publications

  • OPA Bulletin - May 14, 2019

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    • Deadline to provide feedback to government on amendments to regulations is May 24, 2019
    • OPA and Neighbourhood Pharmacies request your input to long-term care survey
    • OPA participates in conversation in long-term care at AdvantAge Convention
    • Spring 2019 Issue of Ontario Pharmacist featuring Q&A with conference keynote, André Picard, now available
    • Registered yet for conference? Deadline is approaching!

    • Medical Devices Training for Pharmacy Technicians
    • Personal Branding for Pharmacy Professionals
    • Dermatologic Conditions

    • Sneak preview to new membership benefit with Manulife Bank!
    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • “Must Have Insurance”

    • DDD Notice No. 19075 posted May 10, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19072 posted May 09, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

  • OPA Bulletin - May 7, 2019

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    • Provide Your Feedback to Health Quality Ontario - A Quality Standard for Transitions from Hospital to Home
    • Drug Shortage Notification – Potassium Chloride for Injection Concentrate USP (2 mEq (mmol) / mL) and Epinephrine Injection USP 0.1 mg / mL (LifeShield Syringes)

    • Asthma Management: The Essentials
    • Billing 101: Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) and Third-Party Insurance
    • Delivering a Comprehensive Pharmacy-Based Vaccines Program

    • Special Conference Promotion - Save $100
    • Last Week for Hotel Reservations for PxP2019
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Is your store properly insured?

    • DDD Notice No. 19070 posted May 02, 2019 HEALTH NETWORK SYSTEM (HNS) AND NARCOTICS MONITORING SYSTEM (NMS) OUTAGE NOTIFICATION TO ODP AGENCIES
    • DDD Notice No. 19071 posted May 02, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons (PCB) and Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents (PES) for the Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and the Potential Risk of Long-Term All-Cause Mortality

  • OPA Bulletin - April 30, 2019

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    • Your questions answered on recent proposed pharmacy regulations from Ontario government
    • Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy happenings
    • Pharmacies surpass doctors’ offices as primary venue for influenza vaccination
    • OPA represents at Momentum Loblaw/SDM trade show

    • An Update on Direct Oral Anticoagulation
    • Essential Cannabis Knowledge for Pharmacists - Certificate Program
    • Patient Assessment and Triage

    • First 100 will save $100 on conference registration
    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Spring time discounts with Royal Ontario Museum
    • Reminder to members in voting districts

    • Life Insurance v.s. Mortgage Insurance

    • DDD Notice No. 19066 posted April 25, 2019 Notice: Proposals to Establish More Efficient Pharmacy Reimbursement Policies
    • DDD Notice No. 19067 posted April 26, 2019 Notice from the Executive Officer
    • DDD Notice No. 19068 posted April 30, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19069 posted April 30, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Health Canada advises Allergan of its intent to suspend its licences for Biocell breast implants as a precautionary measure
    • Health Product InfoWatch
    • Alaris Infusion Sets and Alaris 8100 Pump Module - Risk of Over-Infusion

  • eDIRC: Prevention of Migraines in Adults

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    April 25, 2019 volume 17 no 9

  • OPA Bulletin - April 23, 2019

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    • Announcement to expand scope of practice for pharmacists generates public discussion
    • Apply to the Allied Health Professional Development Fund for Compensation of Conference Fees
    • OPA Celebrates National Immunization Awareness Week with Record Breaking Year for Flu Shots
    • Attention Pharmacies in Timmins, Cornwall, Kapuskasing and Thunder Bay - Potential Increase in NIHB Claims

    • An Update On Oral Anticoagulation
    • Managing Your Pharmacy: The Business Essentials
    • Assessing and Prescribing for Minor Ailments - Full Program

    • Meet the Future Leaders in Research at PxP2019
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Ask Us Your Questions on Critical Illness

    • ODB Formulary – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – April 2019 Summary of Product Changes

    • Auro Pharma Inc. voluntarily recalls one lot of Auro-Irbesartan HCT tablets because of nitrosamine impurity
    • Intragastric Balloons and Potential Risk of Gastric and Esophageal Perforation, Pancreatitis, and Overinflation

  • OPA Bulletin - April 16, 2019

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    • ICYMI: Provincial Budget Announces Expansion of Scope of Practice for Pharmacists
    • Conference Early Bird Deadline is Thursday
    • Express Scripts Canada - Pharmacy Provider Manual

    • Take-home Naloxone in Community Pharmacies
    • Methadone and Buprenorphine/ Naloxone Toolkit
    • Opioid Addictions and Substitution Therapy Online Modules

    • PxP2019 Conference Social Events
    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • Are You Prepared for a Critical Illness?

    • DDD Notice No. 19062 posted April 12, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Zinecard (Dexrazoxane)
    • Health Canada approves updates to Mifegymiso prescribing information

  • eDIRC: OCP-Recognized Cannabis Education Program Available Now!

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    April 11, 2019 volume 17 no 8

  • OPA Bulletin - April 09, 2019

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    • OHIP+ Update
    • Conference Early Bird Deadline is April 18
    • Patient Tip Sheet - Managing a Diet While Taking Warfarin
    • April is IBS Awareness Month - Read our Blog Post for Pharmacists
    • Ontario College of Pharmacists Annual Report

    • NEW! Medical Devices Training for Pharmacy Technicians
    • Collaboration with Family Physicians: the Rx for Success
    • FAQs and a New Drug Update on Contraception and Abortion Care
    • Potential Funding Available for OPA Professional Development

    • Time-Limited WebCrasher Savings with OPA Partner, Dell
    • PxP2019 Speaker Spotlight: Women's Health, Polypharmacy and T2D
    • OPA Supports Partner in Naloxone Awareness Day at Queen's Park
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • OPA Advantage Plus
    • Last Chance for Movie Tickets from COSECO

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Dexrazoxane, Erwinia Asparaginase and Etoposide

    • Biocell breast implants - Information Update
    • BENLYSTA (belimumab) - Safety Alert

  • OPA Bulletin - April 02, 2019

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    • OPA Launches CCCEP-accredited and OCP-approved Cannabis Program for Pharmacists
    • Additonal OHIP+ Resources
    • CPhA survey on ARB recalls and drug shortages
    • Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy's Innovation Showcase is April 23
    • Women in Pharmacy Leadership Summit: What's on your mind?
    • And the winner of the OPA Cup is ...

    • NEW for Pharmacy Technicians! Identifying Drug Interactions
    • NEW for Pharmacists! Paid Consultations - Opportunities and Timesavers
    • Drugs in Chronic Kidney Disease: Implications for Pharmacists

    • Thank You to Those Who Submitted an OPA Award Nomination
    • PxP2019 Announces Keynote Speakers
    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • Stay Insured When Leaving the Country with OPA's Emergency Travel Insurance
    • It's Movie Ticket Time with COSECO!

    • March Issue of Health Product InfoWatch Now Available

  • eDIRC: OHIP+: OPA Process Map and Pharmacy Tool

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    March 28, 2019 volume 17 no 7

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