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  • News for the Week of June 30, 2020

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    • ICYMI: Regulations Posted for Consultation to Allow Pharmacists to Perform Point-Of-Care Tests
    • Updated: COVID-19 Resources and Tools
    • Hand Sanitizers Available to Pharmacies for Resale to Public
    • UIIP Deadline of July 10 is Fast Approaching
    • Express Scripts Canada – Transition to New Claims Processing System
    • ICYMI: New Podcast Released - LGBTQ+ Care in Pharmacy

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • OPA Conference 2020 Survey Draw Winners

    • Pandemic Tips: Opioid Agonist Therapy

    • OPA Professional Liability — Extended Reporting Period
    • OPA Store Insurance Renewal 2020 - 2021

    • DDD Notice No. 20109 Posted June 29, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20108 Posted June 26, 2020 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Programs Agencies
    • DDD Notice No. 20107 posted June 24, 2020 Introducing SADIE 2.0 – Now With Designates!

    • Recall of Certain Hand Sanitizers That May Pose Health Risks
    • Health Product InfoWatch – June 2020
    • Recall of Certain Hand Sanitizers That Contain Technical-Grade Ethanol
    • NARDIL (Phenelzine Sulfate) Shortage

  • News for the Week of June 23, 2020

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    • ICYMI: Call for OPA Committee Members
    • New Podcast Episode Released: LGBTQ+ Care in Pharmacy
    • Updated: COVID-19 Resources and Tools
    • Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) Draft Guidelines Consultation
    • OPA's First Virtual Annual General Meeting and Open Forum

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Reminder: Nominate a Candidate for the Bowl of Hygeia

    • Complimentary Live Webcast on June 24: The Positives and Negatives of COVID-19 Testing in Pharmacies
    • Online Program Registration Now Open: Providing LGBTQ+ Inclusive Care At Your Pharmacy
    • Pandemic Tips: Pharmacy Technician’s Role in Supporting Patients and Pharmacy During the Pandemic

    • Business Expense Disability Insurance

    • DDD Notice No. 20104 posted June 22, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20105 posted June 22, 2020: ODB Formulary Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes June 30, 2020
    • DDD Notice No. 20106 posted June 23, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Health Canada Drug Shortages Updates, June 17, 2020
    • Health Canada Drug Shortages Updates, June 18, 2020

    • Recall of Certain Hand Sanitizers That May Pose Health Risks
    • Important Safety Information on MabCampath (alemtuzumab) – Risk of Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, Stroke (including ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke), and Glomerulonephritis - Sanofi-Aventis Canada Inc.

  • News for the Week of June 16, 2020

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    • ICYMI: Regulatory Amendments for Expansion of Scope Posted for Public Consultation
    • ICYMI: Removal of the Ministry’s 30-days’ Supply Dispensing Limit Recommendation
    • ICYMI: Message From OPA's CEO: Our Commitment to Create a Diversity Task Force
    • Updated: COVID-19 Resources and Tools
    • Extension of Red Cross First-Aid Certification

    • All OPA Awards Except Bowl of Hygeia Moved to 2021
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Pandemic Tips: Leveraging Mobile Apps in Pharmacy During COVID-19

    • Is Protecting Your Family and Business a Priority?
    • ICYMI: Get Your Reduced Driving Refund

    • DDD Notice No. 20102 posted June 12, 2020 Executive Officer Notice: Removal of the 30-days' Supply Dispensing Limit Recommendation

    • Health Canada Drug Shortages Updates, June 15, 2020
    • Health Canada Drug Shortages Updates, June 16, 2020

    • Certain Metformin Diabetes Drugs Recalled Due to the Presence or Possible Presence of NDMA
    • Risk of Poisoning From Hand Sanitizers Sold in Beverage Containers

  • News for the Week of June 9, 2020

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    • Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Opioid Use Disorder During COVID-19
    • External Research Initiatives and Resources

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • OPA’s Newest Member Benefit Partner, Relief Buddy
    • Complete OPA's Conference Survey for a Chance to Win a Prize

    • Pandemic Tips: Leveraging Mobile Apps in Pharmacy During COVID-19

    • Professional Liability Insurance Claims Reporting

    • DDD Notice No. 20100 Posted June 4, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Recall of Certain Hand Sanitizers That May Pose Health Risks

  • News for the Week of June 2, 2020

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    • OPA Guidance for the Provision of Pharmacy Services in Long-term Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Update on Providing MedsChecks During COVID-19
    • ICYMI: OPA AGM and Open Forum Reminder
    • Updated: OPA's COVID-19 Insurance Exceptions Tool
    • Pharmacists' Matters - Episode 4: OPA’s Member Engagement Initiatives During the Pandemic
    • Resources for Seniors and People with Disabilities through the Ontario Community Support Program
    • OPA's Statement Supporting Diversity and Inclusivity

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Pandemic Tips: Financial Resources for Pharmacies Part 2

    • OPA Term 10 Life Insurance Convertible Feature
    • OPA Store Renewal 2020-2021

    • DDD Notice No. 20099 posted June 2, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Health Canada Advises Canadians to Help Support the Continued Supply of Medications
    • Health Product InfoWatch - May 2020
    • Consumers Advised to Stop Using Akwaton International Multipurpose Wipes
    • Some Units of Triton Hand Sanitizer Containing Technical-Grade Ethanol Sold in Canada Without the Necessary Risk Information

  • Annual Report 2019-20

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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past Board year (June 2019 – June 2020).

  • News for the Week of May 26, 2020

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    • ICYMI: Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) Now Open for Applications
    • ICYMI: OPA Submission to OCP on Regulatory Amendments to Enable Minor Ailments Prescribing
    • Updated: COVID-19 Testing Direction and Reference Document for Symptoms
    • Updated: Chief Medical Officer of Health Directive #2
    • OPA Supplementary FAQs Addressing Executive Officer Notice: Funding of Teva UK-labelled PrSalamol CFC-Free (Salbutamol Sulfate) Inhaler as a Temporary Benefit on the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Formulary
    • Updated TELUS Health Provider Agreement
    • Pharmacists' Matters - Episode 3: Pharmacy and Pandemic Resources

    • Manulife Advantage Account

    • Reminder: Session Three of the Methadone, Buprenorphine and the Community Complimentary Live Webinar Series
    • Pandemic Tips: Financial Resources for Pharmacies

    • Universal Influenza Immunization Program and OPA Store Insurance

    • DDD Notice No. 20097 Posted May 26, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20096 Posted May 26, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20095 Posted May 22, 2020: 2020/21 Universal Influenza Immunization Program Notice to Pharmacies
    • DDD Notice No. 20094 Posted May 21, 2020 Executive Officer Notice: Funding of Teva UK-labelled Salamol CFC-Free (Salbutamol Sulfate) Inhaler as a Temporary Benefit on the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Formulary
    • DDD Notice No. 20093 Posted May 21, 2020 ODB Formulary Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – May 29, 2020
    • DDD Notice No. 20092 Posted May 21, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Cisatracurium Omega Multi-Dose (Cisatracurium Besylate Injection): Temporary Change of Ferrule (Metal Seal) Colour to Maintain Continued Supply in Canada - Omega Laboratories Limited
    • Importation of US-labelled Rocuronium Bromide Injection distributed by Avir Pharma Inc. Due to Shortage of Canadian-labelled Rocuronium
    • Importation of US-labelled Rocuronium Bromide Injection Due to Shortage of Canadian-labelled Rocuronium - SteriMax Inc.

  • News for the Week of May 19, 2020

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    • OPA Welcomes Government Support in Managing 30-days' Supply Limits
    • OPA Supports Teva Canada in Mitigation of Salbutamol Shortages
    • Updated: COVID-19 Resources and Tool
    • Health Canada Toolkit: COVID-19 and Substance Use
    • Mental Health Support for Frontline Staff
    • NIHB New Listing and Dispensing Update
    • WHO Academy App for Healthcare Providers

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Easier Process to Order PPE from RONCO Announced
    • Reminder: Call for Resolutions

    • Methadone, Buprenorphine and the Community Complimentary Live Webinar Series

    • Store Risk Prevention Tips

    • DDD Notice No. 20088 Posted May 13, 2020 Notice: Making Changes to the Trillium Drug Program in Response to COVID-19
    • DDD Notice No. 20087 Posted May 13, 2020 Executive Officer Notice: Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Drug Benefit Program Co-payments

    • Importation of Spanish-Labelled Salbutamol Aldo-Union inhalers due to Shortage of Canadian-Labelled Salbutamol
    • Importation of Fresenius Propoven 2% due to Shortage of Canadian Labelled Propofol Injection 1% Products
    • Important Safety Information - Importation of Teva UK-Labelled Salamol CFC-Free (Salbutamol Sulfate) Inhaler due to Shortage

  • News for the Week of May 12, 2020

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    • OCP Consultation on Expanding Scope of Practice: Pharmacist Prescribing for Minor Ailments
    • Updated: COVID-19 Case Definition and Reference Document for Symptoms
    • Managing Stress When Our World Has Come to a Halt: Free Webinar from PharmacyU
    • COVID-19 Drug Evidence Initiative (CDEI)
    • Nursing Week: May 11 - 17, 2020

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • New Pricing for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) From RONCO
    • ICYMI: OPA’s Partnership with Relief Buddy Continues. No Fees Until June 2020!

    • Pandemic Tips: Medication Renewal

    • What to Consider Before Selling or Buying a Pharmacy
    • OPA Store Insurance Renewal 2020 - 2021

    • DDD Notice No. 20086 posted May 6, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Important Safety Information for Certain Respirator Masks
    • Unauthorized Test Kits Claiming to Diagnose or Detect COVID-19 Put Your Health at Risk
    • Importation of US-Labelled Ketamine Hydrochloride for Injection due to Potential Shortage of Canadian-Labelled Ketamine
    • Protect yourself and your family from poisonings: always read and follow the label directions when using hand sanitizers, disinfectants, household cleaning products and bleaches

  • News for the Week of May 4, 2020

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    • Pharmcovid19 #PharmacistsOnTheFrontline
    • COVID-19 OPA advocacy web page
    • Updated: COVID-19 pharmacy signage
    • Updated: Return to work guidance tool
    • Mental health resources from Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy and Therappx
    • ICYMI: OPA's position on pandemic pay for publicly-paid pharmacy professionals

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • OPA’s Partnership with Relief Buddy Continues. No Fees Until June 2020!

    • Pandemic Tips: Opioid Agonist Therapy

    • Get Your Reduced Driving Refund
    • OPA Store Insurance Renewal 2020 - 2021

    • DDD Notice No. 20085 Posted May 5, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20084 Posted May 1, 2020 Executive Officer Notice: Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program Co-payments and Dispensing Fees
    • DDD Notice No. 20083 Posted May 1, 2020 Proposed Regulatory Amendments related to the Trillium Drug Program Deductible
    • DDD Notice No. 20081 Posted April 29, 2020 Executive Officer Notice: Brand Reference Price Regulations Amendment

    • Axid (Nizatidine) Drug Recalled Due to Presence of NDMA
    • Clinical Trial Looking at the Potential Use of Convalescent Plasma to Treat COVID-19
    • Health Product InfoWatch - April 2020
    • Importation of US-Labelled QUELICIN (Succinylcholine Chloride Injection) and US-Labelled Rocuronium Bromide Injection Due to Shortage of Canadian-Labelled Products and Importation of US-Labelled • • Pancuronium Bromide Injection and US-Labelled Vecuronium Bromide for Injection Due to Shortage of Neuromuscular Blocker Products

  • News for the Week of April 28, 2020

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    • Updated OPA's A Pharmacist's Guide to Pandemic Preparedness
    • Updated COVID-19 Pharmacy Signage
    • COVID-19 and Substance Use
    • Strategies for Managing Shortages of Salbutamol
    • OPA Communications Supporting COVID-19 Initiatives
    • Express Scripts Canada - Update - Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Direct Reimbursement Claim Reversals
    • Express Scripts Canada - NIHB Pharmacy Spring Newsletter
    • Diabetes Pharmacists Network Offers Savings on Diabetes Resources

    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • New Pandemic Tips from OPA Course Instructors

    • Personal Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) and Privacy Breach
    • New Changes to OPA's Auto and Home Insurance Program
    • OPA Store Insurance Renewal 2020 - 2021

    • DDD Notice No. 20080 posted April 28, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20079 Posted April 28, 2020 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Programs Agencies
    • DDD Notice No. 20078 Posted April 27, 2020. Executive Officer Notice: Updated Quarterly Report Back Form for the Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies
    • DDD Notice No. 20076 Posted April 22, 2020 ODB Formulary – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – April 30, 2020

    • Discontinuation of Sale and Distribution of Coumadin® (Warfarin Sodium) Tablets, for Oral Use

    • Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Can Have Serious Side Effects. These Drugs Should Be Used Only Under the Supervision of a Physician

  • News for the Week of April 21, 2020

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    • OPA Guidance Document on Providing Virtual Care in Pharmacy
    • Updated Pharmacy Tools
    • Third-party Payor Tool on Standard Refill Policies
    • COVID-19 Policy Exceptions
    • Pharmacy Staff Return to Work Guidance
    • Post-Consumer Returns of Controlled Substances and the Patch-for-Patch Fentanyl Return Program
    • COVID-19 Guidance for Naloxone Kit Distribution
    • Pharmacists' Matters - Episode 2: Pharmacy in the Face of Pandemic
    • OPA News Headlines

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Dell Canada Special Offer

    • New Pandemic Tips from OPA Course Instructors

    • Did You Know Hospital Coverage is Provided by Your OPA Secure Health Plan?
    • OPA Store Insurance Renewal 2020 - 2021

    • DDD Notice No. 20075 posted April 21, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20074 Posted April 17, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20073 Posted April 16, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20072 Posted April 15, 2020 Executive Officer Notice: Ontario Drug Benefit Program and Exceptional Access Program Changes During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

    • Shortage of Salbutamol Inhalers in Canada
    • Clinical Management Support: Known Interference Between Hemlibra® (Emicizumab Injection) and Lab Assays Used to Diagnose Coagulopathy / DIC Caused by COVID-19 Infection - Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
    • Health Canada is Temporarily Authorizing the Use of Technical-Grade Ethanol in Hand Sanitizer Products: Always Follow the Label Directions When Using Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers

  • News for the Week of April 14, 2020

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    • Third-party Payor Tools on Standard Refill Policies and COVID-19 Policy Exceptions
    • OPA in the News: Pharmacists are the other frontline health workers (healthing.ca) April 14, 2020, Lisa Machado
    • An Open Letter to the Patients of Ontario Pharmacists
    • Pharmacists' Matters - Episode 2
    • Guidance on Use of PPE for ANY Regulated Healthcare Professionals in Hospitals/LTCs/Retirement Homes (Directive #5)
    • From the College: Guidance on the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Subsection 56(1) Exemption
    • Information on Non-insured Health Benefits (NIHB)
    • Province Developing New Health Data Platform to Help Defeat COVID-19
    • Ontario Significantly Expanding COVID-19 Testing
    • Pharmacy5in5 Quiz: How to Provide Video Consults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • ICYMI: Pharmacist's Letter Canada: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Hub

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • ICYMI: New OPA Partnership to Support COVID-19 Staffing

    • New Pandemic Tips from OPA Course Instructors

    • Are You Financially Exposed Due to Inadequate Store Insurance Coverage?

    • DDD Notice No. 20069 Posted April 14, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20068 Posted April 14, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Fraudulent and unauthorized N95 respirators may not protect consumers against COVID-19

  • News for the Week of April 7, 2020

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    • A Thank You to Pharmacy Professionals on National Caregiver and World Health Day
    • Return-to-Work Visual for Pharmacy Professionals During COVID-19
    • New OPA Partnership to Support COVID-19 Staffing
    • Revised Process for Ordering PPE
    • Ontario Government Launches Healthcare Workforce Matching Portal
    • Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health Guidance on Use of Non-Medical Masks by the Public
    • Deputy Minister Notice on Re-Use of PPE
    • Importance of Naloxone During Pandemic
    • Financial Assistance for Pharmacists During COVID-19
    • Pharmacist's Letter Canada: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Hub
    • A Video Message from OPA EVP and Chief Pharmacy Officer, Allan Malek, to Ontario Patients on 30-day Limits

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Deadline Extended for OPA Awards Nomination

    • New Pandemic Tips from OPA Course Instructors

    • Returning to Practice to Support Pharmacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • OPA Store Insurance Renewal 2020 - 2021

    • DDD Notice No. 20067 posted April 7, 2020 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 43, Summary of Changes – April 7, 2020
    • DDD Notice No. 20066 posted April 7, 2020 Executive Officer Notice: Regulation Amendments to Private Label Products and Brand Reference Pricing Rules
    • DDD Notice No. 20064 posted April 6, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20061 posted April 1, 2020 Notice: Extending Submission Period for Electronic Drug Claim Reversals AND The Ontario Drug Programs Reference Manual, Revision #1
    • DDD Notice No. 20060 posted April 1, 2020 Notice from the Executive Officer: Policy for Methadone Maintenance Treatment Reimbursement under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program

    • Homemade Hand Sanitizers May Present Health Risks

  • News for the Week of March 31, 2020

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    • Updated: Pharmacist's Guide to Pandemic Preparedness
    • Updated: COVID-19 Case Definition
    • New Process for PPE Ordering Coming
    • Emergency Child Care Services for Pharmacy Professionals
    • OPA CEO Video Message to Pharmacy Professionals
    • 30 Days' Supply Recommendation Video Explainer from CPhA
    I• ndustry Webinar: Managing the Challenges of Operating a Health Services Business During COVID-19
    • ICYMI: Pharmacists' Matters Launches Episode #1
    • ICYMI: Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Nominations for OPA Awards Deadline Extended

    • Canadian Diabetes Educator Exam Postponed

    • Business Expense Disability Insurance

    • DDD Notice No. 20058 posted Mar 30, 2020 Notice from the Executive Officer: Proposed Regulatory Amendments on Rules for Determining Brand Reference Prices
    • DDD Notice No. 20057 posted Mar 30, 2020 EO Notice: Proposed amendments to the effective date of changes to allow Private Label Products to be funded under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program and Designated as Interchangeable on the ODB Formulary
    • DDD Notice No. 20056 posted March 30, 2020 EO Notice: Funding of Truxima (rituximab) under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program
    • DDD Notice No. 20055 posted March 26, 2020 Notice: COVID-19 Related Drug Prescribing
    • DDD Notice No. 20054 Posted March 25, 2020 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Programs Agencies

    • Health Canada Important Safety Information on Methadone Treatment of Opioid Dependence and Potential Differences in Product Effect
    • Certain Lots of Taro-Zoledronic acid injection drug, used for osteoporosis and Paget's disease, recalled due to potential presence of particulate matter
    • Stockpiling drugs can lead to local shortages: Canadians urged not to buy more medication than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Health products that make false or misleading claims to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19
    • Health Product InfoWatch - March 2020

  • News for the Week of March 24, 2020

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    • A Joint Message to Ontario’s Doctors, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Pharmacists on Use of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin
    • Updated: Supplementary FAQs to the Notice of the Executive Officer issued Friday, March 20
    • COVID-19 and Non-Insured Health Benefits Coverage
    • Exemptions for Controlled Substances During COVID-19
    • Protect Your Pharmacist Social Card
    • Pharmacists' Matters Lauches Episode #1

    • Ask the Customer Experience Administration Team
    • GoodLife, OPA affinity partner, stepping up to help members through COVID-19

    • OPA Store Insurance – Understanding Your Coverage During COVID-19

    • DDD Notice No. 20053 posted March 24, 2020 ODB Formulary Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – March 31, 2020
    • DDD Notice No. 20051 posted March 20, 2020 EO Notice: Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program Changes & Guidance for Dispensers during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

    • No scientific evidence that ibuprofen worsens COVID-19 symptoms
    • Expedited access to disinfectants, hand sanitizers and personal protective equipment to help limit the spread of COVID-19, as well as swabs for testing

  • News for the Week of March 17, 2020

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    • OPA's Pharmacist's Guide to Pandemic Preparedness
    • OPA signage for entrances to pharmacy
    • Updated Guidance for Pharmacies on COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health
    • CPhA: COVID-19 and the responsible allocation of medications to patients
    • Sharing your concerns on personal protective equipment
    • Community pharmacy owners support Ontario patients during COVID-19
    • OPA staff work remotely

    • Methadone, Buprenorphine and the Community
    • FREE Take-Home Naloxone at Community Pharmacies
    • Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course – Medication Therapy Management for Older Adults

    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • What you need to know when it comes to your benefits

    • DDD Notice No. 20050 posted March 17, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20049 posted March 17, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20048 posted March 13, 2020 EO Notice: Monitored Drugs List (MDL)

    • Update on the rifampin drug shortage

  • News for the Week of March 10, 2020

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    • Update on COVID-19
    • Pharmacist Awareness Month at Ontario Schools of Pharmacy
    • OPA Thought Leadership Launching During PAM
    • University of Toronto Initiates "I’m Pharmacy” Campaign
    • ICYMI: OPA Celebrates International Women's Day with Launch of Women of Pharmacy Conference Event
    • Board of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Announces New Grant
    • Lung Health Foundation Needs Assessment Survey
    • Humber College Pharmacy Advisory Committee

    • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) Preparation Course
    • Identifying Drug Interactions
    • Managing Your Pharmacy: The Business Essentials

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Disability Insurance – Q & A

    • DDD Notice No. 20045 Posted March 10, 2020 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Kidrolase

  • News for the Week of March 3, 2020

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    • Uniting as a Profession to Respond to the Needs of Patients During COVID-19
    • Ontario Protecting Children and Youth from Dangers of Vaping
    • Green Shield Canada Brand-Drug Loyalty Card Policy
    • UofT Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Takes Back the OPA Cup!
    • ICYMI: It's Pharmacist Awareness Month!
    • Complete the Survey on Opioid Use in Cancer-related Pain

    • Opioid Addictions and Substitution Therapy FREE Live Webinar Series - March 11, 2020
    • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) Preparation Course *2020 Update*
    • Implementing Smoking Cessation Services in the Pharmacy *2020 Update*

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Nominate a Colleague for an OPA Award!

    • Did You Know Cancer Is the Leading Cause of Death in Canada?

    • DDD Notice No. 20040 posted March 2, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20039 posted March 2, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20038 posted March 2, 2020 EO Notice: Reconciliation Adjustment Percentages for 2020/21 to Improve the Value of Pharmacy Payments

    • Health Product InfoWatch - February 2020
    • Certain Metformin Diabetes Drugs Recalled Due to the Presence of NDMA

  • News for the Week of February 25, 2020

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    • The Winter 2020 Issue of Ontario Pharmacist Magazine is here!
    • COVID-19 Resources Available on OPA website
    • Last chance: National Pharmacist Survey on Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing Practices
    • Kick-off this year's Pharmacist Awareness Month with the OPA Cup!
    • Reminder: Deadline to Apply to Allied Health Professional Development Fund is March 2, 2020

    • Essential Cannabis Knowledge for Pharmacists Certificate Program
    • How-To: Ontario’s Pharmaceutical Opinion Program
    • Drugs in Chronic Kidney Disease: Implications for Pharmacists

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Practising in Ontario and One or Two Other Provinces?

    • DDD Notice No. 20037 posted February 24, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20036 posted February 21, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20035 posted February 20, 2020 ODB Formulary – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – February 2020
    • DDD Notice No. 20034 posted February 19, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20033 posted February 19, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20032 posted February 19, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert

  • News for the Week of February 18, 2020

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    • OPA Consultation Submission on Proposed Changes to OCP Council Governance and Fees
    • ICYMI: COVID-19 Guidance Document for Community Pharmacies
    • National Pharmacist Survey on Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing Practices

    • *New* Wearable Technology
    • Paid Consultations - Opportunities and Timesavers
    • Identifying Drug Interactions

    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • Planning to Work in Another Province?

    • DDD Notice No. 20029 posted February 12, 2020 Elimination of Red and White Health Card - Posters for Display

  • News for the Week of February 11, 2020

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    • ICYMI: OPA's Pre-budget Consultation Submission
    • FIP Guidance Resources for Managing Coronavirus in Pharmacy
    • New Awards to Celebrate Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Alumni
    • University of Waterloo Survey on Readiness to Assess and Prescribe for Minor Ailments
    • ICYMI: Elimination of Red and White Health Cards
    • 2nd Coalition of Pharmacists Caring for Aging Canadians (CPCAC) Scientific Meeting

    • *Free* Methadone, Buprenorphine and the Community
    • Rational Prescribing: Re-Thinking Medications
    • *Free* Assessment and Management of Patients with Migraine

    • Ask the Customer Experience Administration Team

    • Planning to Retire or Moving to Part B?

    • DDD Notice No. 20027 posted February 10, 2020 Trillium Drug Program - New Online Application Form and Guide
    • DDD Notice No. 20028 posted February 11, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Dexamethasone, Ranitidine, Tamoxifen February 7, 2020

    • Apotex Inc. Recalls Certain Lots of Diabetes Medication APO-Metformin ER (extended release) 500 mg Tablets

  • News For The Week Of February 4, 2020

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    • Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Resources
    • Deadline to Apply to Allied Health Professional Development Fund is March 2, 2020

    • Opioid Addictions and Substitution Therapy FREE Live Webinar Series
    • Essential Cannabis Knowledge for Pharmacists Certificate Program
    • Applying NAPRA’s Non-Sterile Compounding Standards into Practice

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    • Store Owners, Did You Know?

    • DDD Notice No. 20015 Posted February 3, 2020 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification
    • DDD Notice No. 20016 posted February 4, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20017 posted February 4, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20018 posted February 4, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20019 posted February 4, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20020 posted February 4, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20021 posted February 4, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20022 posted February 4, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Effient (Prasugrel)

    • Health Product InfoWatch - January 2020

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    • Ministry of Health Emergency Operations Centre Provides More Resources for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
    • Pillar of Pharmacy Award Nominations

    • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) Preparation Course
    • Essential Cannabis Knowledge for Pharmacists Certificate Program
    • Methadone, Buprenorphine and the Community

    • Ask the Customer Experience Administration Team

    • Shopping for Auto Insurance?
    • Last Chance to Avoid an Interruption in Your Professional Liability Insurance

    • ODB Formulary – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – January 2020

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    • Last Chance to Have Your Say on Pre-budget Consultations - Complete Our Survey
    • University of Toronto: Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony
    • Fluwatch - Register to Monitor Flu Activity
    • Clinical Guidelines on Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults from the Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health
    • Resources from the Ontario Caregiver Organization

    • Methadone, Buprenorphine and the Community
    • Pharmacist Health Coaching – Cardiovascular Program Training Course
    • FAQs and a New Drugs Update on Contraception and Abortion Care

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Looking for Things to Do With the Kids?

    • OPA Pharmacy (Store) Insurance

    • DDD Notice No. 20009 Posted January 16, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20010 Posted January 20, 2020 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Programs Agencies
    • DDD Notice No. 20011 Posted January 21, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 20012 Posted January 21, 2020 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Pharmascience Inc. recalls one lot of prescription antifungal drug PMS-Nystatin Oral Suspension: Product may pose a choking risk

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    • ICYMI: OPA Surveys on Compounding and Pre-Budget Consultations
    • University of Waterloo: Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony
    • University of Toronto - Last Call for Applications for OPA's Summer Student Position
    • Health Quality Ontario Surgical Site Injections Quality Standard Advisory Committee

    • Methadone, Buprenorphine and the Community
    • Managing Your Pharmacy: The Business Essentials
    • Applying NAPRA’s Non-Sterile Compounding Standards into Practice

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Reminder: Drug Information and Resource Centre (DIRC) Closure

    • Are You Financially Protected from a Serious Illness?

    • DDD Notice No. 20006 posted January 10, 2020 Elimination of Red and White Health Cards
    • DDD Notice No. 20007 posted January 13, 2020 Health Network System (HNS) And Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Programs Agencies

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Raltitrexed 2mg/vial

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    • Tools and Resources to Assist Members with NAPRA Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of Non-Sterile Preparations
    • Class Action Authorized For People In Canada Who Used ABILIFY® And Experienced Impulse Control Disorders
    • Attention U of T Students - Work for OPA and Help Shape the Future of Pharmacy

    • Delivering a Comprehensive Pharmacy-Based Vaccines Program
    • Collaborating with Family Physicians: The Rx for Success
    • An Update on Direct Oral Anticoagulation

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • OPA's 2020 Early Bird Membership Draw Winners

    • Professional Liability Insurance: Mind Your Policy Language

    • DDD Notice No. 20003 posted January 6, 2020 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Programs Agencies

  • News for the Week of December 31, 2019

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    • Happy New Year from OPA!
    • HURRY! OPA Membership Expires TODAY

    • REMINDER: Mandatory Cannabis Education Training Due March 2020
    • Applying NAPRA’s Non-Sterile Compounding Standards into Practice
    • Selling What You Can Do for Your Clients Program
    • Medical Devices Training for Pharmacy Technicians

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • OPA Secure Health Plan: All-in-one healthcare package

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    • Happy holidays from OPA!
    • Have your say on common (minor) ailments
    • Congratulations pharmacy graduates!

    • Professional Development Clinical Bundle
    • Professional Development Operational Bundle
    • Professional Development Pharmacy Technician Bundle

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Dell’s Biggest Boxing Week Ever
    • OPA Membership Deadline is December 31, 2019

    • What is Critical Illness insurance?

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Sterile Mineral Oil 100% - 30 ml vial
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Etoposide and Raltitrexed
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Raltitrexed 2mg/vial
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Etoposide

    • DDD Notice No. 19194 Posted December 23, 2019 Executive Officer Notice: Updates to the Ontario Guidelines for Drug Submission and Evaluation
    • DDD Notice No. 19193 posted December 23, 2019 Notice: Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Regulation 935 under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act to reduce Administrative Burden to Drug • • • Manufacturers and Pharmacies
    • DDD Notice No. 19192 posted December 19, 2019 Drug Submission Notice: New Submission Deadline Time for Multiple Source Products
    • DDD Notice No. 19191 posted December 16, 2019 Notice: Policy for Pharmacy Payments under the Long-Term Care Home Capitation Funding Model, 2020 - UPDATE

    Atoma-brand Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 2% Anti-Itch Cream - Advisory
    U-Dream herbal sleep-aid products - Advisory
    Important Safety Information on GILENYA (fingolimod) and the Risk of Congenital Malformations - Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.
    Health Product InfoWatch - Safety Updates: Polyethylene glycol 3350

  • News for the Week of December 17, 2019

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    • ICYMI: Vote on Toronto Star Op-ed and Tell Readers Why Pharmacists Should be Allowed to Prescribe for Common Ailments
    • ICYMI: Ministry Announcement Brings Good News for Pharmacy
    • Last Call to Submit Presentation Proposals for 2020 OPA Conference

    • Managing Your Pharmacy: The Business Essentials
    • Collaborating with Family Physicians: The Rx For Success
    • Essential Cannabis Knowledge for Pharmacy Technicians Program

    • Ask the Customer Experience Administration Team
    • Dell’s Biggest Boxing Week Ever
    • OPA Membership Deadline is December 31, 2019

    • Professional Liability Insurance: "Claims Made" Versus "Occurrence"

    • DDD Notice No. 19191 posted December 16, 2019 Notice: Policy for Pharmacy Payments under the Long-Term Care Home Capitation Funding Model, 2020
    • DDD Notice No. 19190 posted December 16, 2019 Notice: Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to Improve the Value of Pharmacy Payments
    • DDD Notice No. 19189 posted December 16, 2019 Notice: Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Regulation 935 made under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act
    • DDD Notice No. 19188 posted December 13, 2019 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 43, Summary of Changes – December 2019
    • DDD Notice No. 19185 posted December 12, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19184 posted December 11, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

  • News for the Week of December 10, 2019

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    • Ontario College of Pharmacists Makes Headway on Minor Ailments
    • Updated FAQs on "Improving the Value of Pharmacy Payments"
    • Ontario Deprescribing in Long-Term Care Forum June 2019 Report
    • Call for Presentations for OPA Annual Conference

    • Applying NAPRA’s Non-Sterile Compounding Standards into Practice
    • Selling What You Can Do for Your Clients Program
    • Medical Devices Training for Pharmacy Technicians

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • OPA Membership Deadline is December 31, 2019

    • Why Buy Life Insurance?

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Tamoxifen

    • DDD Notice No. 19183 posted December 10, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19182 posted December 10, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No.19178 posted December 6, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No.19177 posted December 6, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Health Canada evaluating NDMA in metformin drugs

  • News for the Week of December 3, 2019

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    • Advocacy in Action – OPA in the Trenches
    • UofT Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Career Fair
    • Call for Presentations for OPA Annual Conference
    • Health Canada Guidance Document: Handling and Destruction of Post-consumer Returns Containing Controlled Substances

    • Managing Your Pharmacy: The Business Essentials
    • Collaborating with Family Physicians: The Rx For Success

    • Last Week Before 2020 Early Bird Deadline Draw
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Simultaneously Practising in Ontario and One or Two Other Provinces

    • DDD Notice No. 19176 posted November 29, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Important Safety Update on XELJANZ / XELJANZ XR (tofacitinib) – Risk of Thrombosis - Pfizer Canada ULC
    • Nitrosamine - Information Update

  • News for the week of November 26, 2019

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    • Attention Pharmacy Owners: Submit Responses to Reducing the Administrative Burden to Drug Manufacturers and Pharmacies - Deadline Wednesday, November 27, 2019
    • Ontario College of Pharmacists' Council Approves First Set of Regulatory Amendments to Expand Scope
    • Call for Presentations for OPA Annual Conference
    • Vaccines4Life Launches "Identifying Barriers to Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada" Report
    • OPA Student Open Forum
    • University of Toronto Lunch and Learn
    • A Guide to Traveling with Medication

    • Applying NAPRA’s Non-Sterile Compounding Standards into Practice
    • Essential Cannabis Knowledge for Pharmacy Technicians Program
    • Selling What You Can Do for Your Clients Program

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • 2020 Early Bird Membership Draw

    • Planning to Retire or Move to Part B of the Register?

    • DDD Notice No. 19175 posted November 22, 2019 ODB Formulary – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – November 2019

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: PrTOMUDEX® (Raltitrexed disodium for Injection), 2mg / Vial
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Tamoxifen Supply Status

    • Ayurvedic products - Advisory

  • News for the week of November 19, 2019

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    • Antibiotic Awareness Week: November 18-24
    • OPA Student Open Forum
    • OPA at OnPharmUnited Annual Conference
    • Green Shield Canada’s Pharmacist Deprescribing Program

    • Billing 101: Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) and Third-Party Insurance
    • FREE! Take-Home Naloxone Program at Community Pharmacies
    • FREE! Opioid Addiction and Substitution Therapy Free Live Webinar Series
    • OPA Continuing Education Co-ordinators Share Best Practices

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • ICYMI: Don't Forget to Renew Your PLI
    • Special member rates on Toronto area attractions

    • Are you a part of a Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN)?

    • DDD Notice No. 19172 posted November 19, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19171 posted November 18, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19170 posted November 18, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19168 posted November 13, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19167 posted November 13, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Fludarabine 25mg/ml - 2ml vial

  • News for the week of November 12, 2019

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    • ICYMI: OPA 2020 Membership Launch - Are You With Us?
    • ICYMI: OPA Profession Update
    • The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Pillar of Pharmacy Award: Honouring Sherry Peister
    • Important Information About DIRC in 2020
    • World Diabetes Day is November 14
    • OPA Call for Presentations Coming Soon
    • Reminder: Register for U of T Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Class of 8T9 30th year reunion

    • How to Add Value to The Pharmacy Business as A Pharmacy Technician
    • FREE! Opioid Addictions and Substitution Therapy Online Modules
    • Paid Consultations - Opportunities and Timesavers

    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • Professional Liability Insurance Claims Reporting

    • DDD Notice No. 19165 posted November 7, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

  • News for the week of November 5, 2019

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    • Updated: Frequently Asked Questions on Improving the Value of Pharmacy Payments

    • FAQs and a New Drugs Update on Contraception and Abortion Care
    • Drugs in Chronic Kidney Disease: Implications for Pharmacists
    • Medical Devices Training for Pharmacy Technicians

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • How does the OPA PLI Program compare with other policies?

    • DDD Notice No. 19162 posted November 4, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19161 posted November 4, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

  • News for the week of October 29, 2019

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    • Towards a sustainable Ontario Drug Benefit Program
    • OPA submission on OCP expanded scope of practice consultation

    • Identifying Drug Interactions
    • Pharmacist Health Coaching – Cardiovascular Program Training Course
    • Interprofessional Relationships and Conflict Management in Primary Care

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Flash Sale: Save 30% Off Dell XPS and Alienware

    • Universal Influenza Immunization Program and Store Insurance
    • Last chance to win a tablet

    • DDD Notice No. 19160 posted October 29, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19159 Posted October 29, 2019 Health Network System (HNS) And Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Programs Agencies
    • DDD Notice No. 19158 posted October 29, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19157 posted October 28, 2019 Notice: Proposal to Reduce Administrative Burden to Drug Manufacturers and Pharmacies
    • DDD Notice No. 19156 posted October 28, 2019 Notice: Proposal to Improve the Value of Pharmacy Payments
    • DDD Notice No. 19155 posted October 24, 2019 ODB Formulary – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – October 2019
    • DDD Notice No. 19154 posted October 23, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Tamoxifen

  • News for the week of October 22, 2019

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    • ICYMI: 2019-20 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) Updates
    • Last week to submit feedback on proposed amendments to expand the scope of practice for pharmacists
    • OPA's Student Advisory Council gets underway
    • McMaster University survey on cannabis

    • FREE - Assessment and Management of Patients with Migraine
    • FREE - Introduction to Caring for Trans Patients in the Pharmacy
    • Selling What You Can Do for Your Clients Program

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Spooky Halloween party at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

    • Store Insurance Risk Prevention
    • Last chance to win a tablet

    • DDD Notice No. 19152 posted October 17, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19151 posted October 16, 2019 Notice: Pharmacist administration of publicly funded influenza vaccines and claims submission using the Health Network System

    • Additional ranitidine products recalled, including Zantac; request to stop distribution remains in place while Health Canada continues to assess NDMA

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    • Today was Pharmacy Technician Day!
    • OPP reminder regarding prescription forgeries
    • OPA Student Chapter Executive Teams announced
    • U of T Pharmacy Undergraduate Awards
    • U of T 8T9 Class Reunion

    • Personal Branding for Pharmacy Professionals
    • FREE! An Introduction to Caring for Trans Patients in the Pharmacy
    • An Update on Direct Oral Anticoagulation

    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • Must-have insurance
    • Win a tablet with the best-in-class coverage

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: SOGC Statement - Oxytocin

    • Some EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors may be difficult to remove from their carrier tubes
    • Avalon Fetal Monitor - Risk of Inaccurate Ultrasound-Derived Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
    • LEMTRADA® (alemtuzumab) – Risk of Autoimmune Hepatitis, Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, and Associated Serious Cardiovascular Reactions - sanofi-aventis Canada Inc.

  • News for the week of October 8, 2019

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    • Reminder to complete our survey on the first three initiatives to expand scope of practices for pharmacists
    • Federal campaign resources from our pharmacy partners

    • Paid Consultations - Opportunities and Timesavers
    • Billing 101: Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) and Third-Party Insurance
    • Injections and Immunizations Program

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Surviving a critical illness
    • Win a tablet with the best-in-class coverage

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Multiple Oncology Products (Fludarabine, Hydroxyurea, Raltitrexed, Tamoxifen)
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Pfizer Canada - Oxytocin 1ml ampoule

    • DDD Notice No. 19147 posted October 4, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19148 posted October 4, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

  • 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

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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 13, 2019

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    • ICYMI: Drug Pricing Regulation Changes
    • Prescription Forgery and Theft Resources
    • Lyme Disease Resources

    • Collaborating with Family Physicians: The Rx for Success
    • Drugs in Chronic Kidney Disease: Implications for Pharmacists
    • Essential Cannabis Knowledge For Pharmacy Technicians Program

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Last Chance to Optimize Savings for CNE Tickets!

    • How Do I Choose the Right Life Insurance?


    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Pfizer ANSYR Syringes Backorder - Multiple Products Affected (Calcium Chloride, Dextrose, Lidocaine)
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Leucovorin and Fludarabine
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Erwinase
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Daunorubicin 20mg vial

    • DDD Notice No. 19118 posted August 8, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19119 posted August 8, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

  • 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
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  • 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

  • News for the week of July 16, 2019

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    • Justin J. Bates Joins OPA as Chief Executive Officer
    • Last chance to participate in OPA’s Member Survey on Immunization
    • Health Canada finalizes regulations for the production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals

    • Asthma Management: The Essentials
    • Billing 101: Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) and Third-Party Insurance
    • Opioid Addictions and Substitution Therapy Online Modules

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Summer Member Discounts!
    • Summer of Space at the Ontario Science Centre
    • Member Benefit: RxFiles
    • Bonus Offers from TELUS

    • How do I benefit from OPA’s Long Term Disability Insurance?

    • DDD Notice No. 19111 posted July 11, 2019 Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Rifampin

  • News for the week of July 9, 2019

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    • Introducing the 2019-20 OPA Board of Directors
    • OPA 2018-19 Annual Report: Shifting Resilience
    • OPA Survey on Immunization
    • Benefits of Immunization - Report from the International Federation on Ageing
    • University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Appointments
    • Medical Cannabis Users Survey Results: 1 in 4 medical cannabis users say it's now harder to access cannabis since recreational legalization

    • Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program
    • The Master Plan for Diabetes Continuing Education Program
    • Collaborating with Family Physicians: The Rx for Success

    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Summer member discounts!

    • Why Choose OPA Disability Insurance?

    • DDD Notice No. 19106 posted July 5, 2019 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Programs Agencies
    • DDD Notice No. 19105 posted July 5, 2019 Notice from the Executive Officer
    • DDD Notice No. 19104 posted July 5, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19103 posted July 5, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19102 posted July 5, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19101 posted July 5, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19100 posted July 5, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Rofact (rifampin)
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Rifampin
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Leucovorin
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Leucovorin, Fludarabine, Jevtana (Cabazitaxel)

  • News for the week of July 2, 2019

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    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: Fludarabine Phosphate Injection and Leucovorin Calcium Injection
    • Reminder: Call for OPA Committee Members
    • Call for abstracts - 2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

    • Managing Your Pharmacy: The Business Essentials
    • Essential Cannabis Knowledge for Pharmacy Technicians
    • Assessing and Prescribing for Minor Ailments - Full program

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Summer deals with Dell member savings!

    • Stay insured when leaving the country with OPA’s Emergency Travel Insurance

    • Certain older Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps may be vulnerable to cybersecurity risks
    • Health Product InfoWatch - Vaccine safety biannual summary and pms-Methotrexate monograph update

  • eDIRC: Medical Cannabis Users Survey Results

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    July 4, 2019 volume 17 no 14

  • News for the week of June 25, 2019

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    • Second report released from the Premier's Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine
    • Reminder: UIIP application deadline is June 30, 2019
    • OPA in the news:
    • Further discussions urged on solutions to opioid crisis
    • Perspectives on pharmacare from OPA
    • Updated Claim Submission/Reversal and Special Authorization (Allergen) Forms
    • ICYMI: Pharmacy student resolutions at OPA AGM
    • OPA launches cannabis program for pharmacy technicians

    • Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program
    • Methadone, Buprenorphine and the Community - live session
    • Patient Assessment and Triage

    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • Surviving a critical illness

    • DDD Notice No. 19098 posted June 25, 2019 Claim Submission/Reversal and Special Authorization (Allergen) forms
    • DDD Notice No. 19097 posted June 21, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No.19096 posted June 21, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19095 posted June 21, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19093 posted June 21, 2019 Notice from the Executive Officer
    • DDD Notice No. 19092 posted June 20, 2019 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 43, Summary of Changes – June 2019
    • DDD Notice No. 19091 posted June 19, 2019 REMINDER: Proper Claims Submission Process for ODB Recipients Aged 24 Years and Under
    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: Etoposide and OncoTICE®

    • Important safety information on Alertec (modafinil) and the risk of congenital anomalies

  • OPA Bulletin - June 18, 2019

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    • New changes to the Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) for the upcoming 2019/2020 season
    • Updated evacuation notice for Pikangikum First Nation

    • Drugs in Chronic Kidney Disease: Implications for Pharmacists
    • Musculoskeletal and Nervous System Conditions
    • Implementing Smoking Cessation Services in the Pharmacy

    • Check out PxP2019 Conference photos!
    • Correction Notice: Ask PSN Question from May 28, 2019

    • Business Expense Disability Insurance

    • Drug Shortage Notification for certain Products Presented in LifeShield™ and ANSYR™ Syringes
    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: Leucovorin Calcium Injection, 10 mg/mL, DIN 02087316
    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: Potassium Chloride for Injection Concentrate USP (2mEq/mL) in the 20mL format

    • Health Canada warns Canadians of potential cancer risk associated with gentian violet
    • Labelling error may lead to patients receiving Linessa 28 birth control pills instead of Linessa 21

  • Annual Report 2018-19

    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past Board year (June 2018 – June 2019).

  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 83 / Issue 1 / 2019

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    Q&A with André Picard – Canada's Health Hero

  • OPA Bulletin - June 11, 2019

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    • ICYMI: PxP2019 update on scope expansion
    • Pharmacy practice research winners at PxP2019
    • Opioid overdose: age is no safety net
    • Updated antiemetic recommendations
    • A limited quantity of U.S.-labeled potassium chloride for injection USP concentrate (2mEq/mL) in the 20mL format will be made available for Canadian patients
    • Fludarabine supply status and conservation strategies

    • Medical Devices Training For Pharmacy Technicians
    • Billing 101: Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) and Third-Party Insurance
    • Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course – Medication Therapy Management for Older Adults

    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • Do I really need life insurance?

    • DDD Notice No. 19086 posted June 05, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19087 posted June 06, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19090 posted June 10, 2019 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotic Monitoring System (NMS) outages notification to ODP agencies

    • Health products manufactured by Konsar Future Nutrition Inc. may pose serious health risks

  • OPA Bulletin - June 4, 2019

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    • OPA announces award winners at PxP2019
    • Here's what you're missing at PxP2019!
    • Pikangikum evacuation plan

    • Women’s Health Conditions
    • Managing Your Pharmacy: The Business Essentials
    • Pharmacist Health Coaching - Cardiovascular Program Training Course

    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Your questions answered on disability insurance

    • DDD Notice No. 19082 posted May 31, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19083 posted May 31, 2019 Identified Forgery Alert – 120 Oxycocet Pills
    • DDD Notice No. 19084 posted May 31, 2019 ODB gFOBT PIN to be Discontinued
    • DDD Notice No. 19085 posted June 04, 2019 Notice from the Executive Officer: Change to the Health Network System Subscription Agreement for Pharmacy Operators

    • Health Product InfoWatch - Safety Updates: Eliquis, Fentora and Keytruda
    • Alaris Infusion Sets and Alaris 8100 Pump Module - Health Product Risk Communication - Update – Thursday, May 30th, 2019
    • IMPORTANT: Drug Shortage Notification – Multiple Sterile Injectable Products
    • Biocell breast implants - Information Update

  • OPA Bulletin - May 28, 2019

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    • OPA and Neighbourhood Pharmacies oppose government's proposal to extract $140 million annually from pharmacy
    • Last chance to register for conference - registration closes Thursday!
    • Discontinuation Notice - PrDepo-Provera® (medroxyprogesterone acetate, USP) 50 mg/mL in 1 x 5 mL Vial
    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: OncoTICE
    • IMPORTANT: Notification Regarding PrNORVASC® (amlodipine besylate) 10 mg tablets in bottles of 250.
    • Re-issuing Spring Issue of Ontario Pharmacist

    • Billing 101: Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) and Third-Party Insurance
    • How-To: Ontario’s Pharmaceutical Opinion Program
    • Asthma Management: The Essentials

    • Summer's almost here! Time to get your Canada's Wonderland passes
    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • Are you considering Joining a Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN)?

    • DDD Notice No. 19081 posted May 23, 2019 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 43, Summary of Changes – May 2019

  • Spring 2019

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    Focus On: Opioid Switching in the Chronic Pain Patient - Part 1

  • OPA Bulletin - May 21, 2019

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    • Applications for the Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) are being accepted by the Ministry for 2019/20 influenza season
    • Be heard! Last chance to submit comments to Ministry on proposed amendments
    • Don't miss these PxP2019 conference sessions on scope of practice, drug shortages and cannabis
    • Sports journalist and mental health advocate, Michael Landsberg to open PxP2019 trade show

    • Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program - Blended
    • Injections and Immunizations Refresher - Blended
    • Delivering a Comprehensive Pharmacy-Based Vaccines Program

    • Check out our new membership benefit with Manulife Bank!*
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • Time to renew your store insurance

    • DDD Notice No. 19078 posted May 17, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19080 posted May 21, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Important Safety Information on ACTEMRA® (tocilizumab) - Risk of Hepatotoxicity - Hoffmann-La Roche Limited

  • 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

  • OPA Bulletin - March 26, 2019

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    • OPA Process Map and Pharmacy Tool for OHIP+
    • ICYMI: Empowering Canadian Pharmacy Practice
    • Pharmacy Experience Pharmacie 2019 is open for registration!
    • Research Study: The Ontario Digital Service and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
    • Canadian Federation of Pharmacy Campaign Drive 1 Million for 25
    • OPA Supports Broader Discussion on Impact of Removal of Private Label Ban

    • Implementing Smoking Cessation Services in the Pharmacy
    • Asthma Management: The Essentials
    • MedsCheck Refresh: Implementing the Revitalized Program

    • Last Call for OPA Awards
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team

    • OPA Secure Health Plan Q&A
    • It's Movie Ticket Time with COSECO!

    • DDD Notice No. 19057 posted March 20, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19058 posted March 21, 2019 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 43, Summary of Changes – March 2019
    • DDD Notice No. 19059 posted March 25, 2019 Claim Submission/Reversal and Special Authorization (Allergen) forms

    • Extraneal peritoneal dialysis solution - Advisory
    • Important Safety Information on DARZALEX (daratumumab) and Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation - Janssen Inc.

  • OPA Bulletin - March 19, 2019

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    • Preparing for OHIP+ Amendments
    • Federal Budget Promises Funding for Key Healthcare Areas
    • Assessing Barriers to High Quality Care for Diabetes Patients Across Ontario
    • ICYMI: OPA Answers Your Questions on Pharmacy in 2019 and Beyond

    • Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course – Medication Therapy Management for Older Adults
    • How To: Ontario's Pharmaceutical Opinion Program
    • The MASTER Plan for Diabetes Continuing Education Program

    • ICYMI: OPA Board Members Speak Out on Membership with OPA
    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • Are You Insured Through Your Employer's Group Plan for Long-Term Disability (LTD)?
    • It's Movie Ticket Time with COSECO!

    • DDD Notice No. 19047 posted March 13, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19048 posted March 13, 2019 Notice from the Executive Officer: Buprenorphine/ Naloxone (Suboxone® and generics) Reimbursement Reminder under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program
    • DDD Notice No. 19049 posted March 13, 2019 OHIP+ FAQs for Patients and Pharmacists
    • DDD Notice No. 19053 posted March 15, 2019 CPSO Notices, February 2019
    • DDD Notice No. 19055 posted March 18, 2019 HEALTH NETWORK SYSTEM (HNS) AND NARCOTICS MONITORING SYSTEM (NMS) OUTAGES NOTIFICATION TO ODP AGENCIES
    • DDD Notice No. 19056 posted March 19, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • Delay in NIHB Provider Payments

    • Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) - Information Update
    • Irbesartan - Information Update
    • TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) - Important Safety Information

  • eDIRC: OHIP+: NEW Materials for Pharmacists and Patients

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    March 14, 2019 volume 17 no 6

  • OPA Bulletin - March 12, 2019

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    • Ministry Releases Patient and Pharmacist Materials for OHIP+
    • Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam, on the current measles outbreak and vaccine hesitancy
    • Announcement from Indigenous Services Canada: Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program - Coverage of Inhalers for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Interim Report on Pharmacare Released
    • OPA Queen's Park Day - March 7, 2019
    • CPhA Launches Women in Pharmacy Leadership Initiative

    • Paid Consultations: Opportunities and Timesavers
    • FAQs and a New Drug Update on Contraception and Abortion Care
    • Identifying Drug Interactions

    • Countdown to OPA Awards!
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Next OPA Webinar Wednesday Night

    • Are You Prepared for a Critical Illness?
    • It's Movie Ticket Time with COSECO!

    • DDD Notice No. 19044 posted March 06, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19045 posted March 06, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Recall - Multiple Losartan-containing drugs - Information Update

  • OPA Bulletin - March 5, 2019

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    • OPA Q&A on OHIP+ for Children and Youth
    • New Horizons in Pharmacy - Register for OPA webinar
    • OPA Queen's Park Day - March 7, 2019
    • Call for Applications for Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy 2019 Innovation Fund
    • Save the Date - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Innovation Showcase, Building Bridges for Better Care

    • FREE Opioid Addictions and Substitution Therapy Webinars
    • Third Party Audit: An Introduction
    • Personal Branding for Pharmacy Professionals

    • Countdown to OPA Awards!
    • Pharmacist Awareness Month Kicks Off at U of T
    • Ask the Practice Support Network

    • Buying or selling a pharmacy? How does this affect your insurance?
    • It's Movie Ticket Time with COSECO!

    • DDD Notice No.19039 posted February 27, 2019 Amendment to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to make changes to Ontario Drug Benefit Program coverage for children and youth aged 24 years and under (OHIP+)
    • DDD Notice No.19040 posted February 28, 2019 Notice from the Executive Officer
    • DDD Notice No. 19041 posted March 04, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • IMPORTANT: Drug Shortage Notification - DEMULEN 30

  • eDIRC: New Amendment to OHIP+ Benefits

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    February 28, 2019 volume 17 no 5

  • OPA Bulletin - February 26, 2019

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    • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care proposes "Ontario Health"
    • New Horizons in Pharmacy - Register for OPA webinar
    • Weekly webinars on OHIP+ program launch April 1, 2019

    • FAQs and a New Drugs Update on Contraception and Abortion Care
    • Rational Prescribing - Re-thinking Medications
    • Delivering a Comprehensive Pharmacy-based Vaccines Program

    • March is Pharmacist Awareness Month - look who's representing
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Insurance Highlight: Deadline to purchase an Extended Reporting Period on your expired PLI policy is approaching

    • DDD Notice No. 19036 ODB Formulary – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – February 2019
    • DDD Notice No. 19037 posted February 22, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19038 posted February 22, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: Epipen Auto-Injectors

  • OPA Bulletin - February 19, 2019

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    • U of T startup raises $3.25 million to eliminate prescription opioids after surgery
    • The Future of the Profession - Pharmacy in the 21st Century
    • New Horizons in Pharmacy - Register for OPA's free webinar

    • Asthma Management: The Essentials
    • Drugs in Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Pharmacist Health Coaching – Cardiovascular Program Training Course

    • Who best to nominate you for the OPA Patient Impact Award than your patients?
    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Insurance Highlight: Is your store's insurance enough protection for you?
    • Learn about the Insurance Committee's work on your behalf to ensure you are supported

    • Drug Shortage Health System Alert: Potassium Chloride

    • DDD Notice No. 19035 posted February 19, 2019 HEALTH NETWORK SYSTEM (HNS) AND NARCOTICS MONITORING SYSTEM (NMS) OUTAGE NOTIFICATION TO ODP AGENCIES
    • DDD Notice No. 19034 posted February 15, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No.19031 posted February 14, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No.19030 posted February 13, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No.19029 posted February 13, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No.19028 posted February 13, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • Health Canada recommends that children and youth not use cough and cold products that contain opioids

  • eDIRC: New Patient Information Sheets Available!

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    February 14, 2019 volume 17 no 4

  • OPA Bulletin - February 12, 2019

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    • Health Canada updates to opioid prescriptions
    • Evaluation of the fentanyl patch-for-patch program in Ontario
    • Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program Notice
    • Notification from Pfizer: Supply Interruptions – ZINECARD, 250 mg

    • CDE Exam Preparation Course March 2-3, 2019
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    • New Horizons in Pharmacy - Webinars with OPA Leadership
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    • Insurance Highlight: Q&A on the OPA Secure Health Plan
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    • Health Canada updating safety review of breast implants

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    • ICYMI: OPA recommendations to OHIP+ consultation
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    • Have you got what it takes? OPA is hiring a new CEO!
    • Research position with Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN)

    • CDE Exam Preparation Course March 2-3, 2019
    • Third Party Audits: An Introduction
    • Selling What You Can Do For Your Clients

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    • Insurance Highlight: Have you protected what pays for your car, home, and everything else? Watch our video.

    • DDD Notice No. 19024 posted February 4, 2019 Notice from the Executive Officer
    • DDD Notice No. 19023 posted February 1, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19022 posted January 31, 2019 Notice from the Executive Officer
    • DDD Notice No. 19021 posted January 30, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

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    January 31, 2019 volume 17 no 3

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    • Important deadline approaching for PLI insurance
    • Bell Let's Talk Day resources and information for pharmacy
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    • Pain competence assessment tool (PCAT) survey from the Musculoskeletal Program at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
    • New tool for veterinary antimicrobial sales reporting

    • FREE! New live opioid webinars - four sessions to choose from
    • 2019 Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Exam Prep Course - online
    • CV Health Coaching for Pharmacists – Cardiovascular Training

    • Who best to nominate you for the OPA Patient Impact Award than your patients?
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    • Insurance Highlight: Why do I need disability insurance?
    • Winter promotion - OPA members receive 20% off admission to Museum of Illusions
    • Last week for eBulletin and eDIRC for those who have not renewed their membership or subscription

    • DDD Notice No. 19020 posted January 28, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19019 posted January 23, 2019 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 43, Summary of Changes – January 2019
    • DDD Notice No. 19018 posted January 23, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

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    • Health Canada updates to opioid prescriptions
    • Evaluation of the fentanyl patch-for-patch program in Ontario
    • Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program Notice
    • Notification from Pfizer: Supply Interruptions – ZINECARD, 250 mg

    • CDE Exam Preparation Course March 2-3, 2019
    • Identifying Drug Interactions
    • Point of Care Screening Programs in Community Pharmacy

    • New Horizons in Pharmacy - Webinars with OPA Leadership
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    • Insurance Highlight: Q&A on the OPA Secure Health Plan
    • OPA Cup - Celebrate Pharmacist Awareness Month and support your team!
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    • Health Canada updating safety review of breast implants

  • eDIRC: Pharmacy Pay for Performance Principles

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    January 17, 2019 volume 17 no 2

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    • OPA message to members regarding recent media coverage
    • Research into emergency department visits supports expansion of scope in pharmacy
    • Nominate a colleague - 2019 OPA Awards submissions now being accepted
    • Universities celebrate white coat ceremonies

    • The Master Plan for Diabetes Continuing Education Program
    • FREE Opioid Addictions and Substitution Therapy Webinars
    • Managing Your Pharmacy: the Business Essentials

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    • Health insurance for your children

    • DDD Notice No. 19010 posted January 11, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19009 posted January 11, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19008 posted January 10, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 19007 posted January 10, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert

    • MedEffect Notice - safety review of Fibristal (ulipristal acetate)

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    • OHIP+ brings proposed new regulatory changes
    • Pharmacy students encourage uptake of MedsChecks in new video
    • Asthma Management: The Essentials
    • Smoking cessation services program for your patients' new year's resolutions
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    • Call for Research for Pharmacy Experience Pharmacie (PxP)
    • OPA early bird winners!
    • The importance of a DIRC subscription in today's pharmacy environment
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    • Notice No. 19003 posted January 02, 2019 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • Drug Shortage Health System Alert: Etoposide and Erwinia asparaginase
    • DDD Notice No. 18161 posted December 21, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer

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    January 3, 2019 volume 17 no 1

  • eDIRC: Regulations on New Cannabis Products Coming Soon

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    December 20, 2018 volume 16 no 26

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    • Last week for OPA and DIRC early bird offers!
    • Measuring patient outcomes effectively - Ontario Pharmacist Magazine message from OPA Chair
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    • New! An Update on Direct Oral Anticoagulation
    • New! Implementing Smoking Cessation Services in Pharmacy
    • New! PD Bundles for 2019
    • Do your homework on PLI insurance policies
    • Shift Assist™ - your real-time staffing assistant
    • Job postings for the pharmacy professional
    • The must-attend pharmacy event of 2019 - Pharmacy Experience Pharmacie (PxP)
    • Drug Shortage Health System Alert: Hydralazine Injection
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  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 82 / Issue 3 / 2018

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    Enhancing Quality of Care for Patients with Complex Needs – Turning creative ideas into innovative outputs

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    December 6, 2018 volume 16 no 25

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    • DDD Notice No. 18150 posted November 29, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer
    • DDD Notice No.18151 posted November 30, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No.18152 posted December 04, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer: Completion of Strengthening Pharmacy Payment Management
    • Important reminder from OPA for pharmacy professionals

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    • First winners of the OPA early bird membership draw!
    • NEW! FREE! Assessment and Management of Patients with Migraine and PD Bundles
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Reminder on Professional Liability Insurance Claims Reporting
    • University of Toronto professor provides drug interaction app for pharmacists treating patients with HIV

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    • DDD Notice No. 18146 posted November 20, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • DDD Notice No. 18148 posted November 22, 2018 ODB FORMULARY, EDITION NO. 43, Summary of Changes – November 2018
    • DDD Notice No. 18149 posted November 23, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: Etoposide

    News from OPA
    • OPA Membership and DIRC Subscription Early Bird Ends December 14, 2018!
    • Call for Speakers Reminder
    • CPhA Drug Shortage Survey
    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Highlights in Professional Development​
    • Don't Forget about Extended Reporting Period on your Expired PLI policy
    • OPA Supporting Pharmacy Students in their Careers at University of Toronto Career Fair
    • Survey on Antimicrobial Stewardship from University of Waterloo

  • eDIRC: Probiotic Chart: Tool for Choosing Probiotics for Your Patients

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    November 22, 2018 volume 16 no 24

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    • OPDP Notice No. 18145 posted November 16, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer

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    • Research and Advocacy
    • CPhA/OPA Conference - Pharmacy Experience Pharmacie (PxP) Call for Speakers
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    • OPA's PLI Insurance - Best-in-Class!

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    Focus On: Prevention of Migraines in Adults

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    • Amendments to the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007

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    • Vicarious Liability Insurance

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    November 8, 2018 volume 16 no 23

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    • DDD Notice No. 18138 posted November 6, 2018 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Program (ODP) Agencies
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Vitamin K Injection
    • 2018 CFP Innovation Fund Winners

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    • Highlights in Professional Development​
    • Home and Auto Insurance Can Be This Easy
    • Ontario College of Family Physicians Collaborative Mentoring Network Annual Conference

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    October 25, 2018 volume 16 no 22

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    • OPDP Notice No. 18131 posted October 18, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18133 posted October 22, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18134 posted October 23, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert

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    • Innovation in Pharmacy During Flu Shot Season
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Is Your Pharmacy Properly Insured?
    • Got your new iPhone?
    • Canada Post Work Stoppage

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    • Update from OPA on Fluzone® High-Dose
    • OPDP Notice No. 18128 posted October 12, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • Happy National Pharmacy Technician Day (October 16, 2018)
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
    • Methadone and Breastfeeding
    • Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) - New Federal Regulations Come Into Effect November 1, 2018 for Healthcare Practitioners
    • University of Waterloo Conducting Research on Community Pharmacists’ Knowledge, Skills and Judgment in the Assessment and Management of Headaches
    • Queen's University and Ontario College of Family Physicians Looking for MAiD Pharmacists Research

  • eDIRC: NEW Cannabis Patient Information Sheet

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    October 11, 2018 volume 16 no 21

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    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: Vitamin K Injection
    • OPDP Notice No.18120 posted September 27, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • Prescription Forgery Alert
    • Health Canada finds Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals site non-compliant with requirements for the manufacture of drug ingredients
    • Advocacy at OPA
    • It's Customer Service Week -- Take a Moment to Thank Our DIRC, PSN and CEA Teams
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
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  • eDIRC: Tips on How to Deal with Vaccine Hesitancy

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    September 27, 2018 volume 16 no 20

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    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: Fludarabine & Vinorelbine
    • OPDP Notice No. 18114 posted September 20, 2018 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 43, Summary of Changes – September 2018
    • OPDP Notice No. 18115 posted September 20, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer: Funding of Glatect (glatiramer acetate) under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program
    • OPDP Notice No. 18116 posted September 20, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer: Funding of Renflexis (infliximab) under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program
    • OPDP Notice No. 18117 posted September 21, 2018 Canada Post Labour Disruption - Ontario Drug Benefit Contingency Plan
    • OPDP Notice No. 18118 posted September 25, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer: Update on Claims Submission for Valved Holding Chambers through the Ontario Drug Benefit Program
    • And more

  • OPA Bulletin - September 18, 2018

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    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: Sodium Bicarbonate Injection USP 8.4%, 10 x 50mL vials
    • Express Scripts Canada Correction Notice - Valsartan Recall
    • OPDP Notice No. 18113 posted September 18, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPA Launches Cannabis Tools for Use in Pharmacy Practice
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • OPA Secure Health Plan - Reduced Premium Changes

  • eDIRC: Shingles Vaccines - Updated Canadian Guidelines

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    September 13, 2018 volume 16 no 19

  • OPA Bulletin - September 11, 2018

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    • OPDP Notice No. 18016A posted on September 7, 2018
    • OPDP Notice No. 18110 posted on September 10, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer: Availability and Funding of AUVI-Q® (Epinephrine Auto-Injectors)
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • September Marketing Materials for Pharmacy Professionals
    • Life Insurance v.s. Mortgage Insurance

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    • Health Canada Advisory -- Epinephrine Update
    • OPDP Notice No. 18106 posted August 31, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
    • OPA Term 10 Life Insurance Convertible Feature
    • OPA Students - Take Our Survey
    • Car Shopping?

  • eDIRC: AUVI-Q Available in Response to EpiPen Shortage

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    August 30, 2018 volume 16 no 18

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    • OPDP Notice No. 18103 posted August 23, 2018 ODB Formulary – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – August 2018
    • OPDP Notice No. 18104 posted August 27, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: EpiPen Auto-Injector (0.3mg and 0.15mg)
    • Drug Shortage Health System Alert: IV Fludarabine Update
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
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    • Naloxone for Back-to-School
    • And more

  • OPA Bulletin - August 21, 2018

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    • Health Canada - Recall Update - Teva Canada expands recall of valsartan drugs to include additional lots, as a precaution
    • OPDP Notice No. 18100 posted August 15, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18101 posted August 20, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18102 posted August 20, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • Drug Supply Alert - Docetaxel
    • Drug Shortage Alert - Fludarabine
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
    • Apply for Allied Health Professional Fund for Professional Development
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    Focus On: Treatment of Obesity in Adults

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    August 16, 2018 volume 16 no 17

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    • OPDP Notice No. 18098 posted August 13, 2018 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification to ODP Agencies
    • OPDP Notice No. 18099 posted August 14, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer: Claim Submission/Reversal and Special Authorization (Allergen) forms
    • Recent Ontario Government Prompts OPA to Reinforce Request for Policy Changes to Allow Pharmacists to Dispense Medicinal Cannabis
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
    • Apply for Allied Health Professional Fund for Professional Development Needs
    • Ask the Customer Experience and Administration Team
    • Is Your Financial Future in Order?
    • OPA Members Save 10% on Pharmacist's Letter Canada

  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 82 / Issue 2 / 2018

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    Driving Pharmacy Innovation

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    • OPDP Notice No. 18092 posted August 1, 2018 Drug Shortage of EpiPen® 0.3mg Auto-Injectors
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
    • Apply for Allied Health Professional Fund for Professional Development Needs
    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • "Must Have Insurance" to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset
    • Let's Go to the Ex!

  • eDIRC: NEW! 2018-19 Canadian Influenza Guidelines

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    August 2, 2018 volume 16 no 16

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    • Update on EpiPen Shortage (0.3 mg) Auto-Injectors
    • Drug Supply Health System Alert: Atropine Availability
    • OPDP Notice No. 18089 posted July 26, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18090 posted July 26, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18091 posted July 30, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer: Update on OHIP+
    • OPDP Notice No. 18088 posted July 25, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer: Change to Maximum Days’ Supply of Prescriptions Dispensed for Ontario Works Recipients 25 years of Age and Older
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
    • Apply for Allied Health Professional Fund for Professional Development Needs

  • OPA Bulletin - July 24, 2018

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    • OPDP Notice No. 18087 posted July 24, 2018 ODB FORMULARY – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – July 2018
    • Last Day to ​Complete OPA Survey on Cannabis
    • Highlights in Professional Development​​
    • Apply for Allied Health Professional Fund for Professional Development Needs
    • Ask the Practice Support Network
    • Use Your OPA Member Benefits for Summer Savings
    • Register for Multi-Disciplinary Care in IBD -- Early Bird Ends August 1, 2018

  • eDIRC: Valsartan: FAQs and Therapeutic Options Tool 

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    July 19, 2018 volume 16 no 15

  • OPA Bulletin - July 17, 2018

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    • Drug Shortage Alert - Epipen and Epipen Jr.
    • OPDP Notice No. 18081 posted July 13, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18084 posted July 16, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18085 posted July 17, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18083 posted July 13, 2018 Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Valsartan
    • Update To Members on the Valsartan Recall
    • ​Complete OPA Survey on Cannabis
    • And much more

  • OPA Bulletin - July 10, 2018

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    • Health Canada Advisory: Several drugs containing valsartan being recalled due to contamination with a potential carcinogen
    • Drug Shortage / Supply Health System Alert: Docetaxel Injection update
    • OPDP Notice No. 18079 posted July 04, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18080 posted July 10, 2018 Health Network System (HNS) and Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Program (ODP) Agencies
    ​• Coalition of Pharmacists Caring for Aging Canadians (CPCAC) hosts first scientific meeting
    • University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy conducting national survey about frailty
    • Reminder: Contribute to a study on your role in diabetes care conducted by the University Health Network and University of Toronto ​

  • eDIRC: Travel Tips for Diabetic Patients

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    July 5, 2018 volume 16 no 14

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    • Ontario's New Government Planning Changes to OHIP+ for Children and Youth
    • Drug Shortage Alert - Doxatacel
    • New Cannabis Monograph from CPhA
    • Announcement from Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
    • ​Highlights in Professional Development​​

  • OPA Bulletin - June 26, 2018

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    • Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Formulary – Edition No. 43, Summary of Changes – June 2018
    • Reminder to Register for the Social Assistance Verification Portal
    • Myocardial Infarction Prescription Adherence Duration (MIPAD) Study Update
    • Updates from the Ontario College of Pharmacists
    • Ask the Practice Support Network ...
    • Attention Community Pharmacists! University of Toronto Research Project Looking for Input
    • And More!

  • OPA Bulletin - June 19, 2018

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    • Pharmacy claims reversal communications from Express Scripts
    • Watch our conference video
    • Read about the OPA Award Winners
    • Highlights in Professional Development: Preparation for Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Exam, Minor Ailments and Diabetes MASTER Plan
    • New insurance offerings from OPA scheduled to open July 1, 2018

  • Annual Report 2017-18

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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past Board year (June 2017 – June 2018).

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    • OPDP Notice No. 18073 posted June 07, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert​
    • NIHB Newsletters and New Access to Newsletters Going Forward
    • Find Our What You Missed at OPA Conference
    • And the OPA Awards Go To ...
    • 2018 Asthma Management: The Essentials
    • Injections and Immunizations
    • 2017-18 OPA Annual Report

  • eDIRC: Medical Cannabis Resources

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    June 7, 2018, volume 16 no 12

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    • OPDP Notice No. 18070 Posted June 01, 2018 Health Network System (HNS) Changes to Support the Ontario Basic Income Pilot
    • Drug Shortage Alert: OncoTICE® (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), Strain TICE®)
    • Reminder: Updated National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding
    • The North American Opioid Experience and the Role of Community Pharmacy, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, by Zahava R. S. Rosenberg-Yunger; Moriah Ellen; Tim Mickleborough
    • PD Highlights This Week - Management of Dehydration During Travel, Injections and Immunizations Program, and Personal Branding
    • Future Leaders in Pharmacy Research at OPA Conference 2018
    • OPA Advantage Plus Plan – Help protect your employees and your business with a built-in Health Spending Account (HSA)​

  • OPA Bulletin - May 29, 2018

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    • OPDP Notice No. 18068 posted May 24, 2018 Formulary Edition 43, Summary of Changes - May 2018
    • Ask the OPA Practice Support Network
    • Notice of Annual General Meeting
    • Pharmacy's Most Popular Course in Business Management -- Managing Your Pharmacy: The Business Essentials is Now Online
    • PD Courses Now Available - Master Plan for Diabetes CE and FAQs and a New Drugs Update on Contraception and Abortion Care
    • Check out the Latest in Pharmacy at the OPA Conference Trade Show!
    • Important Reminder - Vote in Provincial Election Early
    • COSECO -- Movie Passes With Quote

  • eDIRC: Managing Warfarin Therapy

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    May 24, 2018, volume 16 no 11

  • OPA Bulletin - May 22, 2018

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    • OPDP Notice No. 18067 posted May 18, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
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    • Application Process Now Open: 2018/2019 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)
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    • OPDP Notice No. 18060 posted May 3, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18061 posted May 3, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
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    • Update on Naloxone Program for Pharmacies
    • Baxter Communication: Potential UPS Strike
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    • Drug Programs Delivery: SAP AVAILABILITY: Co-Trimoxazole Suspension
    • OPDP Notice No. 18050 Posted April 24, 2018 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 43, Summary of Changes – April 2018
    • OPDP Notice No. 18052 Posted April 26, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18054 Posted April 30, 2018 ODB Program Payment Dates 2018-19
    • OPDP Notice No. 18055 Posted April 30, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer
    • OPDP Notice No. 18056 Posted May 1, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
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  • eDIRC: NEW 2018 Canadian Diabetes Guidelines

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    • Impact of discontinuation of Isopto Atropine 1%
    • Drug recall alert: 3.5 mg Bortezomib Injection vials
    • Supply status update: ZINECARD® (dexrazoxane) - Pfizer
    • University of Waterloo pharmacy schools calls on students to join MPP letter writing campaign
    • OPA Free Webinar -- Disruption in our Profession Part II - May 2
    • Celebrate at OPA Conference 2018: Connecting the Dots with networking opportunities and social events that highlight life in Ontario's north
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    • Drug Shortage Alert: ReoPro® (abciximab)
    • Drug Shortage Alert: EpiPen (0.3 mg) and EpiPen Jr (0.15 mg) auto-injectors
    • Drug Shortage Alert: ZINECARD® (dexrazoxane) -- Cancer Care Ontario
    • Drug Shortage Alert: ZINECARD® (dexrazoxane) -- Pfizer
    • OPDP Notice No. 18046 posted April 12, 2018 Prescription Forgery Alert
    • OPDP Notice No. 18048 posted April 13, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer: Monitored Drugs List (MDL) Update
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    • TELUS Health Pharmacy Manual Update -- Recommendations from OPA
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    • Drug Shortage Alert: Pentamidine Isetionate for Injection BP (300 mg)
    • Drug Shortage Alert: ZINECARD® (dexrazoxane)
    • OPDP Notice No. 18044 posted April 6, 2018 CPSO Notices, March 2018
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    Facing Disruptor Demons in Healthcare with Bruce Croxon

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    • Reminder: Lowered Generic Drug Prices Took Effect April 1, 2018
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    • Reminder: Generic Drug Prices Take Effect April 1, 2018
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    • Ontario Government Announces Free Prescriptions for Seniors
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    Focus on: Prevention of Herpes Zoster

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    • Expansion of the Ontario Naloxone Pharmacy Program
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    March 1, 2018, volume 16 no 5

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    • OHIP+ update: OHIP+ webinar
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    • OPDP Notice No. 18022 posted February 22, 2018 Notice from the Executive Officer: Funding of Hepatitis B Drugs under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program
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    • Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) pharmacist confidence survey
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    February 15, 2018, volume 16 no 4

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    • OHIP+ update: reimbursements for Valved holding chambers (VHC), OHIP+ webinar
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    • Last day to renew your membership is TOMORROW!
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    • Generic drug pricing announcement
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    January 18, 2018, volume 16 no 2

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    • Avoid Missing Out On Your OPA Member Benefits!
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    • Avoid Missing Out On Your OPA Member Benefits!
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  • eDIRC: Patient Friendly Info Sheet on the Shingles Vaccines

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    January 4, 2018, volume 16 no 1

  • OPA Bulletin - January 2, 2017

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    • Renew your OPA Membership for 2018 today!
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    • OHIP+ is here
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    • OPA Memberships expire December 31. Keep your benefits active and renew today!
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  • eDIRC: 5 Tips - Common Problems for Patients on Methadone

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    December 21, 2017, volume 15 no 26

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    Therapeutic Options – Focus on Medical Abortion

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    • OPA Memberships expire December 31. Keep your benefits active and renew today!
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    • Food Allergy Survey for Pharmacists
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    • Limitations of Fentanyl Test Strips
    • Vinorelbine Injection on Reduced Allocation
    • Dopamine Hydochloride in 5% Dextrose Injection Reduced Allocation
    • Cytarabine and Mitoxantrone Availability
    • NIHB Newsletter Winter 2017
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    • Be a Part of the Change. Be an OPA Member.
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    • Re-introduction of Apo-Hydoxyurea Caps to the Canadian Market
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  • eDIRC: New Therapeutic Options for Medical Abortion

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    December 7, 2017, volume 15 no 25

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    • The OPA Responds to Auditor General’s Annual Report
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    • Recall of Alesse 21 and 28 Birth Control Prescription
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    • Be a Part of the Change. Be an OPA Member.
    • OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare Program Updates
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  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 81 / Issue 3 / 2017

    PHARMOPP: “What the Pharmacist Ordered” – An Rx for Opioid Oversight; Making an Impact at Queen’s Park; Advocacy in Action through Pharmacists Care; Want More Flexibility in Your Health Care Plan?; and much more.

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    November 23, 2017, volume 15 no 24

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    • Invest in Yourself: Join or Renew your OPA Membership for 2018
    • Reminder to File AEFI Reports with Ministry
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  • OPA Bulletin - November 15, 2017

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    • Update on OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare
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  • eDIRC: Flu Shot and Claims Submission: FAQs for Pharmacists

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    November 9, 2017, volume 15 no 23

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    • OPA Welcomes Ontario's Seniors Strategy
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    • Participate in a Survey Seeking to Gauge the Extent of Community Pharmacy-based Travel Medicine Services in Ontario Following a Recent Expansion in Scope
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    • e-Prescriptions Expand to Kingston!
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    • Ontario Ministry of Labour Releases ESA Exemptions Toolkit for Pharmacists
    • Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017
    • Participate in a survey seeking to gauge the extent of community pharmacy-based travel medicine services in Ontario following a recent expansion in scope
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  • eDIRC: Five New Printable Patient Tip Sheets!

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    October 26, 2017, volume 15 no 22

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    • Reminder that the Ontario Universal Influenza Immunization Program is Now Live
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    • Reminder to Participate in the OPA's Survey for Conference 2018
    • Participate in a Survey Seeking to Gauge the Extent of Community Pharmacy-based Travel Medicine Services in Ontario following a Recent Expansion in Scope
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  • eDIRC: Australia's Rough Flu Season May Be Bad News for Canada

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    October 12, 2017, volume 15 no 21

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    • New Legislation Introduced to Protect Access to Abortion Services
    • Reminder to Participate in the OPA's Survey for Conference 2018
    • Reminder about 2017/18 Universal Influenza Immunization Program
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    • Reminder about Recruitment for a Quality Standards Advisory Committee
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  • Correction to eDIRC: Generic Diclectin Advisory

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    Correction Notice - Important Information Regarding Diclectin and Generic Versions of Doxylamine-Pyridoxine

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    • New Transparency Legislation Introduced for Pharmaceutical Companies
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  • OPDP Notice No. 17109

    OPDP Notice No. 17109 posted September 21, 2017 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 42, Summary of Changes – September 2017 We are pleased to provide you with the Summary of Changes – September 2017 to Edition No. 42 of the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) …

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    OPDP Notice No. 17108 posted September 21, 2017 Notice from the Executive Officer: Changes to Fentanyl Dispensing Ontario Public Drug Programs is committed to supporting the appropriate prescribing and dispensing of opioids and addressing the …

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    • Ontario Ministry of Health Releases OHIP+ Fact Sheet for Pharmacists
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    • WSIB Announces 2018 Premium Rates
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    • Ontario government looks to expand scopes of practice
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  • eDIRC: Spironolactone Shortage; New Influenza Guidelines

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    September 14, 2017, volume 15 no 19

  • OPA Bulletin - September 12, 2017

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    • Federal Tax Change Proposals
    • Health Canada Proposes to Make All Codeine Prescription-Only
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    • Volunteers Needed for Study Exploring Professional Identity Among International Pharmacy Graduates
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    • Apotex conducts voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of APO-Nitroglycerin
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    • Delisting of Desiccated Thyroid from the ODB Formulary
    • Advocacy Roundup
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    • Get Ready for Flu Season: Registration is Now Open for OPA's Injections and Immunizations Refresher Program
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  • OPDP BULLETINS August 23-29, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17100 posted August 23, 2017 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 42, Summary of Changes – August 2017 OPDP Notice No. 17101 posted August 23, 2017 Notice from the Executive Officer: Thyroid (Dessicated Thyroid) Delisting OPDP Notice …

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  • OPDP BULLETINS August 16-22, 2017

    OPDP Notice No.17099 posted August 22, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No.17099 posted August 22, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert Prescription Forgery Alert A physician has notified the ministry that forged prescriptions are …

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    • Attention Community Pharmacists: Oral Anticoagulant Dosing, Administration, and Storage Survey
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    • Get Ready for Flu Season: Registration is Now Open for OPA's Injections and Immunizations Refresher Program
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  • eDIRC: Probiotics in Children: Why and Which One to Use?

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    August 17, 2017, volume 15 no 17

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    • Advocacy Roundup
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    • It's Not Too Late to Be Part of OPA's New Conference Programming Committee
    • Read OPA's Latest Blog Post: Recommended Use of Probiotics in Children
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  • OPDP BULLETINS August 2 - 9, 2017

    OPDP Notice. 17096 posted August 3, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 17097 posted August 3, 2017 Notice from the Executive Officer: Reimbursement and Claim Submissions for Mifepristone/Misoprostol (Mifegymiso) OPDP Notice No. 1 …

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    • OPA Needs Your Help: Be Part of Our New Conference Programming Committee!
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    • Only a Few Days Left to Register for the August Session of OPA's Aseptic Compounding Program
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    Therapeutic Options – Focus on H. Pylori Treatment in Adults

  • OPDP BULLETINS July 26 - August 1, 2017

    OPDP Notice. 17092A posted July 28, 2017 Addendum to ODB Formulary – Edition 42, Summary of Changes – July 2017 OPDP Notice No.17095 posted August 1, 2017 Notice from the Executive Officer: Funding of filgrastim under the Ontario Drug Benefit …

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    • Transparency in Health Care Consultations
    • Update on Naloxone Kits Distributed Through Ontario Pharmacies
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    • Top Five Reasons You Need Home Insurance
    • Save on Summer Attractions with OPA!
    • OPA's Third Party Audits: An Introduction Program Helps You Prepare for a Third Party Audit
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  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 81 / Issue 2 / 2017

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  • OPDP BULLETINS July 18-25, 2017

    OPDP Notice. 17091 posted July 20, 2017 E-FORMULARY OUTAGE NOTIFICATION TO ODP AGENCIES OPDP Notice. 17092 posted July 21, 2017 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 42, Summary of Changes – July 2017 OPDP Notice No. 17093 posted July 21, 2017 Notice …

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    • Ensuring Reliable Supply of Drug Products for Resident Canadians
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    • Information Regarding Markings on Fentanyl Patches
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    OPDP Notice. 17082 posted July 5, 2017 CPSO Notices June 2017 - Release 1 of 2 OPDP Notice. 17083 posted July 5, 2017 CPSO Notices June 2017 - Release 2 of 2 OPDP Notice. 17084 posted July 7, 2017 E-FORMULARY OUTAGE NOTIFICATION TO ODP …

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    OPDP Notice. 17080 posted June 30, 2017 Notice from the Executive Office OPDP Notice. 17080 posted June 30, 2017 Notice from the Executive OfficeNotice from the Executive OfficerJune 30, 2017 This notice is to advise health care …

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    • Where We’re Headed: Highlights from Conference 2017 Remarks from the CEO and Chair of the Board
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    Important Notice: Proposed Regulation to Enable Changes Under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act Now Open for Public Consultation

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    June 22, 2017, volume 15 no 14

  • OPDP BULLETINS June 21-27, 2017

    OPDP Notice. 17078 posted June 21, 2017 Notice from the Executive Officer OPDP Notice. 17079 posted June 23, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice. 17078 posted June 21, 2017 Notice from the Executive Officer Notice from the …

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  • Annual Report 2016-17

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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past Board year (June 2016 – June 2017).

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    • Thanks for Making Conference 2017 a Success!
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    OPDP Notice. 17069 posted June 14, 2017 CPSO Notices - March 2017, Release 1 of 2 OPDP Notice. 17070 posted June 14, 2017 CPSO Notices - March 2017, Release 2 of 2 OPDP Notice. 17071 posted June 15, 2017 CPSO Notices - April 2017, Release 1 …

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  • eDIRC: HPV Vaccine and Contraception Guidelines Updated!

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    May 25, 2017, volume 15 no 11

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    It's Not Too Late to Join Us at Conference 2017
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    • Remarks from OPA CEO Andrew Gall
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    • Ontario's Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Announcement
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    • OPA is Excited to Announce Our Conference 2017 Keynote Speakers, Mark Burdon and Linda Edgecombe
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  • OPDP BULLETINS June 7-13, 2017

    OPDP Notice. 17067 posted June 09, 2017 CPSO Notice OPDP Notice. 17068 posted June 09, 2017 CPSO Notice OPDP Notice. 17067 posted June 09, 2017 CPSO NoticePlease be advised of the following public notices issued by the College of …

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  • OPDP BULLETINS MAY 31 - JUNE 6, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17066 posted June 2, 2017 Information Bulletin: Update on the Publicly Funded Influenza Vaccines for Ontario Pharmacies OPDP Notice No. 17066 posted June 2, 2017 Information Bulletin: Update on the Publicly Funded …

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  • OPDP BULLETINS MAY 24-30, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17061 posted May 24, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 17062 posted May 24, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert  OPDP Notice No. 17063 posted May 24, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert  OPDP Notice No. 17064 posted …

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  • OPDP BULLETINS MAY 17-23, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17060 posted May 23, 2017 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 42, Summary of Changes – May 2017 SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHANGES ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 42, Summary of Changes – May 2017 SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHANGES   We are pleased to …

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    • Want to Know What's New in Practice Innovation? Check Out the Practice Stream at Conference 2017!
    • Is Your Pharmacy Business Covered in the Event of a Breach of Privacy Through Cyberattack?
    • Volunteers Needed for Study Exploring Professional Identity Among International Pharmacy Graduates
    • New Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Professional Webpage for Naloxone
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  • OPDP BULLETINS May 3-9, 2017

    OPDP Notice. 17056 posted May 05, 2017 CPSO Notice OPDP Notice. 17057 posted May 05, 2017 CPSO Notice OPDP Notice. 17056 posted May 05, 2017 CPSO Notice Please be advised of the following public notices issued by the College of …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPDP BULLETINS MAY 3-9, 2017

    OPDP Notice. 17056 posted May 05, 2017 CPSO Notice OPDP Notice. 17057 posted May 05, 2017 CPSO Notice OPDP Notice. 17056 posted May 05, 2017 CPSO Notice Please be advised of the following public notices issued by the College of Physicians …

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    • Looking to Build or Grow Your Pharmacy Business? The Business Stream at Conference 2017 is for You!
    • OPA Submits Feedback on OCP's Proposed Continuous Quality Improvement Program
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    • Oxycodone 5mg/Acetaminophen 325mg Drug Shortage – Ensuring Patient Continuity of Care
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    • Introducing OPA's Newest Members-only Program: Point-of-Care Screening Programs in Community Pharmacy
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    • From ADHD to Medical Marijuana, the Clinical Education Stream at Conference 2017 Looks at Some of Today's Hot Topics
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    • Congratulations to Our Conference Pass Draw Winner
    • Intranasal Naloxone Not Yet Widely Available for Pharmacies
    • Reminder: OPA Naloxone Posters Now Available
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Registration is Now Open for OPA's Newest Members-only Program: Point-of-Care Screening Programs in Community Pharmacy
    • Learn More About Asthma Management With OPA's Asthma Management: The Essentials Online Program
    • Interested in Learning More about Dehydration Associated with Travelling? Register for our New Complimentary Dehydration and Travel Online Module!
    • Register Today for the Hypertension: A SPRINT to the finish Webinar on May 18, 2017
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  • OPDP BULLETINS APRIL 26 - MAY 2, 2017

    Addendum to OPDP Notice No. 17051 (ODB Formulary – Edition 42, Summary of Changes – April 2017) OPDP Notice No. 17054 posted April 27, 2017 Notice from the Executive Officer OPDP Notice. 17055 posted April 28, 2017 Prescription …

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    Ontario Budget Contains Plans for Healthcare Spending, But No Specifics for Pharmacy

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    April 27, 2017, volume 15 no 9

  • OPDP BULLETINS APRIL 19-25, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17051 posted April 20, 2017 ODB FORMULARY EDITION NO. 42 APRIL 2017 UPDATE SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHANGES OPDP Notice No. 17053 posted April 21, 2017 Information Bulletin: Update on the Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies …

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    • Get Ready to Kick up Your Heels at the Conference 2017 Friday Night Social
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    • The Value of Expanded Pharmacy Services in Canada and Recommendations for Optimized Practice
    • Guidance on the Use of Chest Compressions for Opioid Overdoses
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    Therapeutic Options – Focus on Osteoarthritis

  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 81 / Issue 1 / 2017

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    The Many Faces of Advocacy at OPA; The Pharmacist's Role in Curbing the Opioid Crisis; Non-opioid Alternatives to Pain Management Therapy; Ask OPA: Can Testosterone be Used in Women?; and much more.

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    • Choose From More Than 30 Professional Development Sessions at Conference 2017!
    • OPA's Latest Blog Post: Health Information Resources for Your Patients
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    • Only a Few Spaces Left for the May Session of OPA’s Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program
    • Learn to Better Manage Conflict with OPA’s Interprofessional Relationships and Conflict Management in Primary Care Online Module
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  • eDIRC: Measles: How to Protect Yourself & Who's At Risk

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    April 13, 2017, volume 15 no 8

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    • Last Chance to Get the Early-bird Rate for Conference 2017 - the Deadline is Tomorrow!
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    • Reminder About the Availability of Injectable and Nasal Spray Naloxone Kits
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    • Learn More About Asthma Management With OPA's Asthma Management: The Essentials Online Program
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  • OPDP BULLETINS APRIL 5-11, 2017

    OPDP Notice. 17049 posted April 10, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert Prescription Forgery Alert   A physician has notified the ministry that a prescription pad containing approximately 25 sheets has been taken from his office.  The physician’s …

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    • Only One Week Left To Get the Early-bird Rate for Conference 2017!
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    • Results of the Board of Directors Elections
    • Implementation of Continuous Quality Assurance for Medication Safety
    • Advocacy Roundup
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    • Last Chance to Register for OPA’s Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course
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  • OPDP BULLETINS MARCH 29-APRIL 4, 2017

    OPDP Notice.17046 posted March 31, 2017, e-Formulary Outage Notice OPDP Notice. 17048 posted April 03, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice.17046 posted March 31, 2017, e-Formulary Outage Notice e-FORMULARY OUTAGE NOTIFICATION TO …

    September 03, 2013
  • eDIRC: Mandatory Reporting of Dispensing Errors Coming

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    March 30, 2017, volume 15 no 7

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    • There are Only Two Weeks Left To Get the Early-bird Rate for Conference 2017!
    • Call for Committee Members for the 2017-18 Board Year
    • A Reminder About Pharmacists' Scope in Administering Vaccines
    • Survey of Long-term Care Homes Regarding Pharmacy Service Provider Payments
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • There's Still Time to Register for OPA’s Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course
    • New Dates Announced for OPA's Popular Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program
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  • OPDP BULLETINS MARCH 22-28, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17043 posted March 22, 2017 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 42, Summary of Changes – March 2017 OPDP Notice No.17044 ODB Program Payment Dates 2017-18 OPDP Notice No. 17045 - Monitored Drugs List (MDL) Update OPDP Notice No. 17043 …

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    • Call for Committee Members for the 2017-18 Board Year
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    • New Webpage Helps Ontarians Access Naloxone Kits
    • Pharmacists Awareness Month: Get to Know Your LTC Pharmacist
    • Congratulations to the Winner of the 2016 COSECO Cash Prize!
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Last Chance to Register for OPA’s Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course
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    March 16, 2017, volume 15 no 6

  • OPDP BULLETINS MARCH 15-21, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17037 posted March 15, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 17038 posted March 16, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 17039 posted March 16, 2017 Notice from the Executive Officer: Pan-Canadian Select …

    September 03, 2013
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    • Be a Participant in Your Education at the Conference 2017 Possibilities Café
    • Health Canada Update: Public Reporting of Drug Shortages and Discontinuances by Industry Now Mandatory
    • Are You a Pharmacist Working with a Health Link? OPA Wants to Hear From You!
    • The Central Regional Cancer Program is Looking to Link Smokers to Local Pharmacies for Smoking Cessation Support
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Registration for OPA’s Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course is Closing Soon - Have You Registered?
    • Time is Running Out to Register for OPA's Confronting Medication Incidents – A Fresh Approach Half-day Workshop
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  • OPDP BULLETINS MARCH 1-7, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17033 posted March 3, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 17034 posted March 3, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 17033 posted March 3, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert Prescription Forgery Alert …

    September 03, 2013
  • eDIRC: NEW! Downloadable Patient Info Sheets

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    March 2, 2017, volume 15 no 5

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    • A New Phenomenon in Prescription Refills and Interprofessional Practice
    • March is Pharmacist Awareness Month
    • Who Will Be This Year's Collaborative Service Award Winner?
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  • OPDP BULLETINS FEBRUARY 22-28, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17029 posted February 21, 2017 ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 42, Summary of Changes – February 2017 OPDP Notice No. 17030 posted February 21, 2017 Notice from the Executive Officer: Funding of Hepatitis C drug products under the …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPDP BULLETINS FEBRUARY 15 - 21, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17027 posted February 15, 2017 Reminder regarding Delisting of High-Strength Long-Acting Opioids under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program OPDP Notice No. 17027 posted February 15, 2017 Reminder regarding Delisting of …

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    • Help Inform Your Patients About Naloxone - Downloadable Posters Now Available
    • Who Will Be This Year's Achievement in Specialized Practice Award Winner?
    • Participate in the Conference 2017 Student Poster Presentations and Have Your Work Seen by Hundreds of Pharmacy Professionals!
    • Read Our Latest Blog Post: Educating Patients About e-Cigarettes
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  • eDIRC: Smoking Cessation & e-Cigarettes: How to Help Your Patients

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    February 16, 2017, volume 15 no 4

  • OPDP BULLETINS FRBRUARY 8-14, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17025 posted February 08, 2017 Reminder regarding Delisting of High-Strength Long-Acting Opioids under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program OPDP Notice No. 17025 posted February 08, 2017 Reminder regarding Delisting of …

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    • Less Than Three Weeks Left to Submit Your Nomination for the 2017 OPA Awards
    • OPA and Member Engagement: A Partnership for Success
    • Managing Chronic Disease Program from Medavie Blue Cross
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Pharmacist’s Letter Canada: NSAIDs and CV Risk
    • Planning for March Break? Don't Forget About OPA's Local Attraction Discounts
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    • Who Will be the 2017 Pfizer Bowl of Hygeia Award Recipient?
    • Download Your Maximum Quantity Dispensing Posters Today!
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Interested in Learning More About Opioid Dependence Treatment? Check out OPA's Free Toolkit!
    • Registration Now Open for OPA's Drugs in Chronic Kidney Disease: Implications for Pharmacists Online Program
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  • OPDP BULLETINS FEBRUARY 1-7, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17019 posted February 03, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 17020 posted February 03, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 17021 posted February 03, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 17022 …

    September 03, 2013
  • eDIRC: Major Guidelines Updated: Pain, H Pylori, & Pregnancy

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    February 2, 2017, volume 15 no 3

  • OPA Bulletin – January 31, 2017

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    • New Draft Recommendations for Use of Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
    • Who Will be the 2017 OPA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient?
    • Less Than Four Days Left to Participate in OPA's Take-home Naloxone Survey
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Spaces are Filling up Fast for OPA's Certification-preparation Courses - Have You Registered?
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  • OPDP BULLETINS JANUARY 25-31, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17015 posted January 25, 2017 Reminder regarding Delisting of High-Strength Long-Acting Opioids under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program OPDP Notice No. 17017 posted January 31, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPDP BULLETINS JANUARY 18-24, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17011 posted January 18, 2017 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 17012 posted January 20, 2017 Reminder regarding Delisting of High-Strength Long-Acting Opioids under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program OPDP Notice …

    September 03, 2013
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    • Who Will be the 2017 OPA Patient Impact Award Recipient?
    • Activating Your RxFiles.ca Subscription for 2017
    • Summary of OPA Meeting with the Ontario Medical Association
    • Are Your Pain Patients at Risk?
    • Participate in OPA's Take-home Naloxone Survey
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  • eDIRC: Managing QT Prolonging Drugs

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    January 19, 2017, volume 15 no 2

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    • Know of an Outstanding Mentor? Nominate them for OPA's Mentorship Award!
    • Congratulations to Our Early Bird Membership Renewal Draw Winners!
    • Time is Running Out to Renew Your DIRC Subscription for 2017
    • Have You Participated in OPA's Take-home Naloxone Survey?
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  • OPDP BULLETINS JANUARY 11-17, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17007 posted January 11, 2017 Reminder regarding Delisting of High-Strength Long-Acting Opioids under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program OPDP Notice No. 17008 posted January 13, 2017 HEALTH NETWORK SYSTEM (HNS) AND NARCOTICS …

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    • Activating Your RxFiles.ca Subscription for 2017
    • Who Will Be This Year's OPA Pharmacist of the Year?
    • Tell Us What You Think: Take-Home Naloxone Survey
    • Are You Using OPA's Suggested Fee Guide? We Want to Hear From You!
    • National Influenza Campaign 2016-17 Resources
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    January 5, 2017, volume 15 no 1

  • OPDP BULLETINS JANUARY 4-10, 2017

    OPDP Notice No. 17003 posted January 04, 2017 Reminder regarding Delisting of High-Strength Long-Acting Opioids under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program Ontario Public Drug Programs, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Reminder regarding …

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    Therapeutic Options – Focus on COPD management

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    OPDP Notice No. 17001 posted January 03, 2017 CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 17002 posted January 03, 2017 CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 17001 posted January 03, 2017 CPSO Notice Please be advised of the following public notices issued by the …

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    Perspectives on Naloxone Kit Training: Pharmacists and Patients; Vaccines Education: Injecting New Opportunities into Pharmacy Practice; Medical Assistance in Dying: Frontline Pharmacy Perspectives; and much more.

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    • Nominate a Colleague for a 2017 OPA Award
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    • Update Regarding Changes in the Way Social Assistance Clients Access Drug Coverage
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    December 22, 2016, volume 14 no 26

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    Therapeutic Options – Focus on SGLT2 Inhibitors for Type 2 Diabetes

  • OPDP BULLETINS DECEMBER 21-28, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16164 posted December 21, 2016 Notice from the Executive Officer: Funding of Grastofil (filgrastim) under the Ontario Drug Benefit program OPDP Notice No. 16164A posted December 21, 2016 RE: Notice from the Executive Officer: …

    September 03, 2013
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    MedsCheck - A New (Re)Freshed Take on an Old Program; Conference 2016 - engage, inspire, excel - celebrate; Naloxone - Learning from British Columbia's experience; and much more.

  • OPDP BULLETINS DECEMBER 14-20, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16155 posted December 14, 2016 Reminder regarding Delisting of High-Strength Long-Acting Opioids under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program OPDP Notice No. 16156 posted December 15, 2016 Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice …

    September 03, 2013
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    OPDP Notice No. 16153 posted December 9, 2016 Updated Notice from the Executive Officer: New Health Network System Response Message for Blood Glucose Test Strip Claims OPDP Notice No. 16154 posted December 9, 2016 HEALTH NETWORK SYSTEM (HNS) …

    September 03, 2013
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    December 8, 2016, volume 14 no 25

  • OPDP BULLETINS NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 6, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16143 posted November 30, 2016 Notice from the Executive Officer: Update Regarding Palliative Care Access to High-Strength Long-Acting Opioids under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program OPDP Notice No. 16144 posted November 30, …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – December 30, 2016

    • OPA Membership Renewal is Now Open - Renew for 2017 Today!
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    November 24, 2016, volume 14 no 24

  • OPDP BULLETINS NOVEMBER 23-29, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16139 posted November 23, 2016 Re: ODB Formulary - Edition No. 42, Summary of Changes – November 2016 OPDP Notice No. 16140 posted November 24, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 16141 posted November 25, 2016 …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – November 22, 2016

    • It’s That Time of Year: Membership Renewal for 2017 Starts Monday!
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  • OPA Bulletin – November 15, 2016

    • OPA Advocacy Efforts Result in a Loosening of Education Requirements for New Practitioners on MedsCheck for Diabetes Consultations
    • Thinking of Retiring or Taking a Sabbatical From Your Practice? Don't Give Up Your Professional Liability Insurance!
    • Women’s College Hospital's Research Study on Antidepressants During Pregnancy
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  • OPA Bulletin – November 11, 2016

    • Tell Us What You Think: Health Canada Narcotics Inspections
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  • OPDP BULLETINS NOVEMBER 2-8, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16135 posted November 4, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Monitored Drugs List (MDL) Update OPDP Notice No. 16136 posted November 7, 2016 Re: Facilitated Access to Palliative Care drugs for ODB eligible persons OPDP Notice No. …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – November 2, 2016

    • Important Information about Flu Vaccine Allocation and Ordering
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  • OPDP BULLETINS OCTOBER 26-NOVEMBER 1, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16133 posted October 31, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 16134 posted October 31, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 16133 posted October 31, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Alert     …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – October 26, 2016

    • OPA Statement on Patient Safety and Medication Errors
    • Dennis Darby and Carlo Berardi Represent the Ontario Pharmacists Association at CPhA’s Federal Lobby Day
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  • OPDP BULLETINS OCTOBER 19-25, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16129 posted October 19, 2016 Re: ODB Formulary - Edition No. 42, Summary of Changes – October 2016 OPDP Notice No. 16130 posted October 20, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Pharmacist Administration of Publicly Funded Influenza …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – October 19, 2016

    • There's Still Time to Participate in the 2016 National Survey of Canadian Pharmacists - Digital Health Technology: Use and Practice
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  • OPDP BULLETINS OCTOBER 12-18, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16125 posted October 17, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 16126 posted October 17, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16127 posted October 17, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16128 posted October 18, 2 …

    September 03, 2013
  • eDIRC: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): Your Questions Answered

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    October 13, 2016, volume 14 no 21

  • OPA Bulletin – October 12, 2016

    • Information Regarding Influenza Vaccine Orders in Preparation for the 2016/17 UIIP
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  • OPA Bulletin – October 5, 2016

    • MedsCheck Refresh Webinar Recording and Q&As Now Online
    • How Would You Manage the Financial Stress That Can Be Created By a Critical Illness?
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  • OPDP BULLETINS OCTOBER 5-11, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16122 posted October 7, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Application of Generic Substitution to the Exceptional Access Program (EAP) OPDP Notice No. 16123 posted October 7, 2016 Re: ODB Formulary - Edition No. 42, Summary of …

    September 03, 2013
  • eDIRC: Fentanyl Patch-For-Patch Program Starts Oct 1st. Get Ready!

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    September 29, 2016, volume 14 no 20

  • OPA Bulletin – September 27, 2016

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    • Join OPA at the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare’s Symposium 2016
    • Important Safety Information Regarding Zarontin - Defective Capsules Associated With Reduced Efficacy
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  • OPDP BULLETINS SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16113 posted September 21, 2016 Re: ODB Formulary - Edition No. 42, Summary of Changes – September 2016 OPDP Notice No. 16114 posted September 22, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 16115 posted September 22, 20 …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPDP BULLETINS SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16111 posted September 16, 2016 Notice from the EO: Regulation to support the Safeguarding our Communities Act, 2015 (Patch for Patch Return Program) OPDP Notice No. 16111A posted September 16, 2016 Re: FAQs – Implementation of …

    September 03, 2013
  • eDIRC: It's Our Vaccines Issue! New Flu Shot Guidelines & More!

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    September 15, 2016, volume 14 no 19

  • OPDP BULLETINS SEPTEMBER 7-13, 2016

      OPDP Notice No. 16109 posted September 8, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16110 posted September 12, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16109 posted September 8, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice     Please be advised of the following …

    September 03, 2013
  • eDIRC: Back to School Tips for Pharmacy Students

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    September 1, 2016, volume 14 no 18

  • OPA Bulletin – September 6, 2016

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    • Update on Paperless Drug Card Initiative
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  • OPDP BULLETINS AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16105 posted August 31, 2016 Re: Notice to Pharmacies - Canada Post Labour Negotiations and September 2016 Drug Benefit Eligibility Cards     NOTICE TO PHARMACIES   Re: Canada Post Labour Negotiations and September 2016 Drug …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPDP BULLETINS AUGUST 24-30, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16103 posted August 26, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery OPDP Notice No. 16102A posted August 19, 2016 Re: Addendum to ODB Formulary - Edition No. Summary of Changes - August 2016 OPDP Notice No. 16104 posted August 30, 2016 Re: …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – August 23, 2016

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    • Paperless Drug Card Initiative Changes the Way Social Assistance Clients Will Access Drug Coverage
    • Have You Seen the Summer Issue of the Ontario Pharmacist Magazine?
    • Save With OPA's Home and Auto Insurance
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Help Us Plan for 2017 – Take OPA’s Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey
    • Looking to Minimize Your Third Party Audit Risks? Register for OPA's Third Party Audits Program!
    • Ontario Long Term Care Clinicians’ Annual Conference is in Toronto this October
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  • eDIRC: DIRC is moving - what you need to know

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    August 18, 2016, volume 14 no 17

  • OPDP BULLETINS AUGUST 17-23, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16098 posted August 17, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO: Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies (ONPP) OPDP Notice No. 16099 posted August 17, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO: Reminder – the Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – August 16, 2016

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    • We’re Moving to a New Address at the End of the Month!
    • OPA Needs Your Feedback: Take Our Conference Planning Survey
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Free Webinar: Learning from Methadone Incidents (Analyses of Methadone Incidents in Canada)
    • New Date Announced for OPA's Popular Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program this Fall
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  • OPDP Bulletins August 10-16, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16093 posted August 12, 2016 Re: E-Formulary Outage Notification to ODP Agencies OPDP Notice No. 16094 posted August 15, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Reimbursement and Claims Submission using the HNS relating to Drugs for …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – August 07, 2016

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    • Sourcing Supplies for Pharmacy-assembled Take-home Naloxone Kits
    • Help OPA Plan for Future Conference Events by Taking Our Survey
    • Online Survey to Assess Pharmacists’ Care of People at Risk of Suicide
    • Save on Summer Attractions with OPA’s Membership Benefits Program
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Professional Development
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  • OPA Bulletin – August 02, 2016

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    • Memo on the Ebola Step-Down and Building a Ready and Resilient Health System
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    • Professional Development
    • Check Out OPA's Newest Professional Development Program - MedsCheck Refresh: Implementing the Revitalized Program
    • Registration Now Open for OPA's Third Party Audits Program!
    • Join the Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology's Oncology Fundamentals Day
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  • OPDP Bulletins August 2 - 9, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16089 posted August 8, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16090 posted August 8, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16091 posted August 9, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery OPDP Notice No. 16089 posted August 8, 2016 Re: …

    September 03, 2013
  • eDIRC: 2016 Canadian Dyslipidemia Guideline Preview is Here

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    August 4, 2016, volume 14 no 16

  • eDIRC: Get Our Copper IUD Cheat Sheet for Emergency Contraception!

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    July 21, 2016, volume 14 no 15

  • OPA Bulletin – August 02, 2016

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    • Memo on the Ebola Step-Down and Building a Ready and Resilient Health System
    • Don't Forget to Renew Your GoodLife Fitness Membership for 2016-17
    • Check Out OPA's Newest Professional Development Program - MedsCheck Refresh: Implementing the Revitalized Program
    • Registration Now Open for OPA's Third Party Audits Program!
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  • OPA Bulletin – July 26, 2016

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    • Take-home Naloxone Training FAQs - Ontario Implementation
    • Save on Summer Attractions with OPA’s Membership Benefits Program
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Registration Now Open for OPA's Third Party Audits Program!
    • Last Chance to Register for the CGP Preparation Course and Get a Free Self-assessment Examination Booklet
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  • OPDP BULLETINS JULY 20-26, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16087 posted July 20, 2016 Re: ODB Formulary - Edition No. 42, Summary of Changes – July 2016 OPDP Notice No. 16088 posted July 20, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Changes to the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program Funding of …

    September 03, 2013
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    • Introducing the Ontario Long-Term Care Medication Management Demonstration Project
    • Reminder: The Summer Issue of the Ontario Pharmacist is Going Online!
    • New Member Benefit: Save on Train Travel With VIA Rail
    • Save on Summer Attractions with OPA’s Membership Benefits Program
    • Advocacy Roundup
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  • OPDP BULLETINS JULY 13-19, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16085 posted July 15, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Monitored Drugs List (MDL) Update OPDP Notice No. 16086 posted July 15, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 16085 posted July 15, 2016 Re: Notice from the …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – July 12, 2016

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    • A Reminder to Members About Reportable Revenue
    • OPA is Moving to a New Office This Summer!
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    • Online Renewal for the 2016-17 GoodLife Fitness Membership Year is Now Open
    • Pharmacist’s Letter Benefit – Limited Subscriptions Still Available for 2016
    • Save on Summer Attractions with OPA’s Membership Benefits Program
    • Advocacy Roundup
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  • OPDP BULLETINS JULY 6-12, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16080 posted July 7, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16081 posted July 7, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16078A posted July 11, 2016 Re: Notice to Pharmacies - Canada Post Labour Negotiations and July 2016 Drug …

    September 03, 2013
  • eDIRC: Changes to the MedsCheck Program

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    July 7, 2016, volume 14 no 14

  • OPA Bulletin – July 05, 2016

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    • OPA's Submission to the OCP Consultation Regarding the Proposed Implementation Timeline for NAPRA's Sterile Compounding Standards
    • Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) Covered by the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)
    • Online Survey to Assess Pharmacists’ Care of People at Risk of Suicide
    • The Summer Issue of the Ontario Pharmacist is Going Online!
    • Online Renewal for the 2016-17 GoodLife Fitness Membership Year is Now Open
    • Save on Summer Attractions with OPA’s Membership Benefits Program
    • Advocacy Roundup
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  • OPDP BULLETINS JUNE 29-JULY 5, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16076 posted June 29, 2016 Re: Notice from the Executive Office - Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies (ONPP) - Phase 2 OPDP Notice No. 16077 posted June 29, 2016 Re: Ontario Naloxone Program for Pharmacies (ONPP) - FAQ's for …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – June 28, 2016

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    • Check Out Our Conference 2016 Photo Gallery!
    • Reminder: Changes Coming to the GoodLife Membership Through OPA in 2016-17
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Registration Deadline Approaching for the Aseptic Compounding Program in July
    • Have You Registered for OPA's New Beyond the Flu Shot – Vaccines Practice Series Online Program?
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  • eDIRC: Clobazam Shortage Update, Take-Home Naloxone

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    June 23, 2016, volume 14 no 13

  • OPA Bulletin – June 21, 2016

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    • Clobazam Update
    • Introducing Exciting Changes to the GoodLife Membership Through OPA in 2016-17
    • Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Summer 2016 Newsletters
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Registration Closing Soon for OPA's Live Programs in July
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  • Annual Report 2015-16

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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past Board year (June 2015 – June 2016).

  • OPDP BULLETINS JUNE 15-21, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16072 posted June 16, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 16073 posted June 20, 2016 Re: Health Network System and Narcotics Monitoring System Outage Notification to Ontario Drug Programs Agencies OPDP Notice No. …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – June 14, 2016

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    • Thanks for Joining Us at Conference 2016!
    • Vote to Push for Basic Employment Standards for Non-owner Pharmacists Among Highlights From the 2016 AGM
    • Drug Shortage Update: Clobazam
    • Last Chance to Participate in Cancer Care Ontario’s Chemotherapy Toxicity Management Survey
    • It’s Almost Time to Renew Your GoodLife Fitness Membership
    • Advocacy Roundup
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  • OPDP BULLETINS JUNE 8-14, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16068 posted June 9, 2016 Re: E-Formulary Outage Notification to ODP Agencies OPDP Notice No. 16069 posted June 10, 2016 Re: Notice from the Executive Officer - HNS Changes to Support the Maximizing Quantity Dispensed for …

    September 03, 2013
  • eDIRC: Switching Antidepressants, Drug Shortage Guideline Updates, and More

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    June 9, 2016, volume 14 no 12

  • OPA Bulletin – June 07, 2016

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    • It’s Not Too Late to Attend Conference 2016
    • Information for Pharmacists Regarding Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
    • It’s Almost Time to Renew Your GoodLife Fitness Membership
    • Advocacy Roundup
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  • OPDP BULLETINS JUNE 1-7, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16053 Posted June 1, 2016 Re: Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Regulation 935 under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act OPDP Notice No. 16054 Posted June 1, 2016 …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPA Bulletin – May 31, 2016

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    • Time is Running Out: Only Four Days Until Conference Registration Closes!
    • Meet the 2016 OPA Award Recipients
    • It’s Almost Time to Renew Your GoodLife Fitness Membership
    • New Membership Benefit: Get 50% Off Membership with the American Pharmacists Association
    • Pharmacist’s Letter Benefit – Limited Subscriptions Still Available for 2016
    • Health Canada InfoWatch: May 2016
    • Advocacy Roundup
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  • eDIRC: Clobazam Shortage - How to Manage Your Patients

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    May 26, 2016, volume 14 no 11

  • OPA Bulletin – May 24, 2016

    • Conference 2016 Education: More Than 40 Professional Development Sessions in Four Education Streams!
    • Canadian League Against Epilepsy Update: Shortages of Clobazam
    • Non-Insured Health Benefits Coverage Updates
    • Pharmacist’s Letter Benefit – Limited Subscriptions Still Available for 2016
    • Advocacy Roundup
    • Introducing OPA's First-ever French Program: Formation sur le Programme SoutienPharmacien – Volet Cardiovasculaire
    • Have You Registered for Our Free Opioid Addiction and Substitution Therapy Live Webinar Series?
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  • OPDP BULLETINS MAY 18-24, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16050 posted May 18, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 16051 posted May 20, 2016 Re: ODB Formulary - Edition No. 42, Summary of Changes – May 2016 OPDP Notice No. 16052 posted May 20, 2016 Re: Notice from the …

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  • OPA Bulletin – May 17, 2016

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    • Marijuana: Should We or Should We Not be Involved?
    • Space is Filling Up for the Pharmacy Owners Panel at Conference 2016!
    • There's Still Time to Get a Great Rate on Your Hotel Stay at Conference 2016
    • Pharmacist’s Letter Benefit – Limited Subscriptions Still Available for 2016
    • Advocacy Roundup
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  • eDIRC: New Hypertension Guidelines Released

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    May 12, 2016, volume 14 no 10

  • OPA Bulletin – May 10, 2016

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    • Conference 2016 Early-bird Deadline Extended!
    • New Sessions and Speakers Added to the Conference 2016 Lineup
    • Need a Hotel During Your Stay at Conference 2016?
    • Pharmacist’s Letter Benefit – Limited Subscriptions Still Available for 2016
    • Advocacy Roundup
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  • OPA Bulletin – May 03, 2016

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    • Less Than One Week Left To Get the Early-bird Rate for Conference 2016!
    • Need a Hotel During Your Stay at Conference 2016?
    • Last Chance to Participate in OPA’s Survey: Special Coverage and/or Exceptions for Pharmacists Under the Employment Standards Act, 2000
    • Summer Vacation Giveaway With the Travel Affinity Program
    • Pharmacist’s Letter Benefit – Limited Subscriptions Still Available for 2016
    • Advocacy Roundup
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  • OPA Bulletin – April 26, 2016

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    • Have You Checked Out the Exclusive Business Program at Conference 2016?
    • Need a Hotel During Your Stay at Conference 2016?
    • Attention GTA Pharmacists: Last Chance to Participate in the Asthma Management Research Study
    • Divalproex Shortage Update
    • Have You Been a Member for 50 Years or More?
    • Pharmacist’s Letter Benefit – Limited Subscriptions Still Available for 2016
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  • OPDP BULLETINS MAY 4-10, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16042 posted May 4, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Alert OPDP Notice No. 16043 posted May 5, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16044 posted May 5, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16046 posted May 6, 2016 Re: …

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    Therapeutic Options – Focus on HIV

  • OPDP BULLETINS APRIL 20-26, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16039 posted April 21, 2016 Re: ODB Formulary - Edition No. 42, Summary of Changes - April 2016 OPDP Notice No. 16040 posted April 26, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery OPDP Notice No. 16039 posted April 21, 2016 Re: ODB …

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    • Have You Checked Out the Exclusive Business Program at Conference 2016?
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    • Check Out the Lunch and Learn Lineup for Conference 2016!
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  • OPDP BULLETINS APRIL 13-19, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16038 posted April 15, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Regulation Amendments to Expand Access to the SCP Program under the ODB Program     Ontario Public Drug Programs Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care   Regulation …

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    • Register to Hear Opening Keynote Speaker Andrew Coyne at Conference 2016
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  • OPDP BULLETINS APRIL 6-12, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16035 posted April 5, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery     Prescription Forgery   The ministry has been notified that prescription forgeries have been identified at pharmacies in the Islington/Etobicoke area.  The physician …

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    • Less Than Four Days Left To Get the Extra-Early-Bird Rate for Conference 2016!
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  • OPDP BULLETINS MARCH 30-APRIL 5 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16033 posted April 1, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Monitored Drugs List (MDL) Update OPDP Notice No. 16034 posted April 1, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16033 posted April 1, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Monitored …

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    • Results of the Board of Directors Elections
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  • OPDP BULLETINS MARCH 23-29 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16032 posted March 24, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery     Prescription Forgery   The ministry has been notified that prescription forgeries have been identified at a pharmacy in Ottawa.  The physician reporting the forgeries is: …

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  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 80 / Issue 1 / 2016

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    In Consideration of the Legalization Of Marijuana; New OPA Caucus Puts Staff Pharmacist Voices Front and Centre; How Registered Pharmacy Technicians are Changing the Game in Long-Term Care; Understanding Third Party Audits; Plus much more!

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    • Update on Divalproex Sodium Shortage
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  • OPDP BULLETINS MARCH 16-22, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16029 posted March 18, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery OPDP Notice No. 16030 posted March 22, 2016 Re: ODB Formulary - Edition No. 42, Summary of Changes – March 2016 OPDP Notice No. 16029 posted March 18, 2016 Re: Prescription …

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    March 17, 2016, volume 14 no 6

  • OPDP BULLETINS MARCH 9-15, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16026 posted March 11, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Funding of Inflectra (infliximab) Under the ODB Program OPDP Notice No. 16026A posted March 11, 2016 Re: Inflectra (infliximab) Frequently Asked Questions OPDP Notice No. 1602 …

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    • Call for Committee Members for the 2016-17 Board Year
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    • March is Pharmacist Awareness Month
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  • OPDP BULLETINS MARCH 2-8, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16021 posted March 3, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16022 posted March 3, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16023 posted March 8, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery OPDP Notice No. 16021 posted March 3, 2016 Re: CPSO …

    September 03, 2013
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    March 3, 2016, volume 14 no 5

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    • Conference 2016: Inspire, Engage, Excel
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  • OPDP BULLETINS FEBRUARY 24-MARCH 1, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16017 posted February 25, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Monitored Drugs List (MDL) Update OPDP Notice No. 16018 posted February 29, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug …

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    • Have You Joined the OPA Staff Pharmacist Caucus?
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  • OPDP BULLETINS FEBRUARY 17-23 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16016 posted February 22, 2016 Re: HNS & NMS Outage Notification to ODP Agencies   HEALTH NETWORK SYSTEM (HNS) AND NARCOTICS MONITORING SYSTEM (NMS) OUTAGE NOTIFICATION TO ODP AGENCIES Schedule of Network Downtime Please be …

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  • eDIRC: Have Tough Questions about Methadone or Suboxone?

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    February 18, 2016, volume 14 no 4

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    • Board of Directors Elections: Timelines and Next Steps
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  • OPDP BULLETINS FEBRUARY 10-16, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16013 posted February 12, 2016 Re: Notice from the EO - Monitored Drugs List (MDL) Update OPDP Notice No. 16015 posted February 16, 2016 Re: ODB Formulary - Edition No. 42, Summary of Changes – February 2016 OPDP Notice …

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    • OPA's New Staff Pharmacist Caucus: Sign Up Today!
    • Call for Nominations for the Ontario Pharmacists Association Board of Directors
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    February 4, 2016, volume 14 no 3

  • OPDP BULLETINS FEBRUARY 3-9, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16010 posted February 3, 2016 Re: E-Formulary Outage Notification to ODP Agencies E-Formulary Outage Notification to ODP Agencies  Please be advised of the following outage to accommodate scheduled maintenance. Between 05:00 p.m. …

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  • OPA Bulletin – February 02, 2016

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    • Call for Nominations for the Ontario Pharmacists Association Board of Directors
    • OPA Presents to the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
    • Zika Virus Information for Pharmacists
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    • Canadian Pharmacist Perspectives Sought in International Anticoagulation Research
    • Health Canada InfoWatch: January 2016
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    • OPA’s 50th Anniversary
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  • OPDP BULLETINS JANUARY 26 - FEBRUARY 2, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16007 posted January 27, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery OPDP Notice No. 16009 posted February 1, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16007 posted January 27, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Prescription Forgery The ministry …

    September 03, 2013
  • OPDP BULLETINS JANUARY 20-26, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16006 posted January 26, 2016 Re: Prescription Forgery Prescription Forgery The ministry has been notified that multiple prescription forgeries have been identified at pharmacies in the Toronto area.  The physician reporting the …

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    • OPA Participates in Public Consultation on Nurse Prescribing
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  • eDIRC: Check out our Flu Shot FAQs!

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    January 21, 2016, volume 14 no 2

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    • Introducing the OPA Outstanding Pharmacy Technician Award - New for 2016
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    • Green Shield Canada Introduces a New Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program Starting February 1
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  • OPDP BULLETINS Jan 13 - Jan 19, 2016

    OPDP Notice No. 16001 posted January 15, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16002 posted January 15, 2016 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 16005 posted January 19, 2016 Re: ODB Formulary - Edition No. 42, Summary of Changes – January 2016 …

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    • Activating Your RxFiles Account for 2016
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  • eDIRC: New Therapeutic Options for Transgender Health

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    January 7, 2016, volume 14 no 1

  • OPA Bulletin – January 05, 2016

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    • Pharmacist’s Letter Benefit – Limited Subscriptions Still Available for 2016
    • We Want Your Feedback: Participate in OPA's Member Satisfaction and Wage Benefits Survey
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    • Your OPA Membership and Insurance Expire on December 31 - Renew Today!
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    Therapeutic Options – Focus on Transgender Health

  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 79 / Issue 3 / 2015

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    The OPA Master Plan: Bringing Patient Centred Care to Life; More Than A Fee Guide: What Does Opa’s Suggested Fee Guide For Uninsured Clinical and Professional Services Mean to Third-Party Payors?; Advocacy Day Puts Pharmacists Front and Centre at Queen’s Park; Legal Considerations For Pharmacy Owners, Part III: Commercial Leases; Plus much more!

  • OPDP BULLETINS DEC 23 - DEC 29, 2015

    OPDP Notice No. 15107 posted December 24, 2015 Re: Prescription Forgery Prescription Forgery OPDP Notice No. 15108 posted December 24, 2015 Re: Prescription Forgery - Addition to OPDP Notice No. 15088 posted November 6, 2015 OPDP Notice No. 1 …

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    • Time is Running Out to Renew Your OPA Membership and Insurance
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  • OPDP Bulletins Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2015

    OPDP Notice No. 15104 posted December 18, 2015 Re: Notice from the EO - Monitored Drugs List (MDL) Update OPDP Notice No. 15104 posted December 18, 2015 Re: Notice from the EO - Monitored Drugs List (MDL) Update Notice from the Executive …

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    • The Early Bird Membership Renewal Deadline is Tonight
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    • Ontario College of Pharmacists Releases New Code of Ethics
    • Leave The Pack Behind’s New Contest for Young Adult Who Want to Quit or Reduce Their Smoking
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  • OPDP Bulletins Dec 9 - Dec 15, 2015

    OPDP Notice No. 15101 posted December 9, 2015 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 15102 posted December 9, 2015 Re: CPSO Notice OPDP Notice No. 15103 posted December 15, 2015 Re: ODB Formulary - Edition No. 42, Summary of Changes – December 2015 …

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    • Be a Member in 2016: Maintain Your Exclusive Access to OPA’s Professional Liability Insurance
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    • Be a Member in 2016: Maintain Your Access to Information and Tools That Help You With Your Practice
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  • eDIRC Bulletin – Volume 13, No 24

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    eDIRC: Stay Up to Date About New and Updated Drugs

  • OPDP Bulletins Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2015

    OPDP Notice No. 15099 posted November 25, 2015 Re: ODB FORMULARY – EDITION NO. 42, DECEMBER 1, 2015 UPDATE ACCORDING TO THE NEW BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST STRIP (BGTS) REIMBURSEMENT POLICY OPDP Notice No. 15100 posted November 27, 2015 Re: Prescription …

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  • New Drugs/Drug News 2015, Volume 33, No. 3

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    eDIRC: Don’t Forget to Use Your DIRC CE Vouchers by Dec. 31, 2015

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    • Membership 2016 – Online Renewal Opens Monday
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    • OPA’s Chronic Medication Re-Authorization Template Now Available
    • FluMist® Patient Screening Questionnaire / Consent Form - French Version Now Available
    • Updated Flu FAQs for Pharmacists
    • Form B - Voluntary Product Recall: Allerject (0.15 mg / 0.15 mL, 0.30 mg / 0.30 mL)
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    • Have You Seen OPA's New TELUS Mobility Benefit?
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    • CAMH's New Pharmacist's Guide
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    • Frequency of Dispensing and Compliance Packaging Form - French Version Now Available
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  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 79 / Issue 2 / 2015

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    All Aboard: Travel Medicine is Coming to a Pharmacy Near You; “100 Scripts in 100 Days” – One Pharmacist’s Success Story; Canadian Pharmacists Conference 2015 – Working Together to Present Canada’s Largest Pharmacist Conference; Legal Considerations for Pharmacy Owners – Part II; plus much more.

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    • Pharmacists Were Front and Centre at OPA’s Fourth Annual Queen's Park Day and Reception
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    • Ontario Government Passes Amendments to the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act
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  • eDIRC Bulletin – Volume 13, No 19

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    eDIRC: When to Self-Medicate and When to Seek Medical Care? Here’s a Guide for Patients

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    • Update on Proposed Amendments to the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act
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    • An Update on the Recent Pharmacy Implementation Table Meeting
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    • Time is Running Out to Register for the OPA Hearts and Minds Charity Golf Tournament
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    • OPA’s Submission on the Proposed Amendments to the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act
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    eDIRC: See the Latest Therapeutic Options on Treating Chronic Hepatitis C

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    • Important Notice for Prescription Drug Plan Participants – Revised Link to Prior Authorization
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    Therapeutic Options – Focus on chronic Hepatitis C

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    • There's Still Time to Register for the 2015 OPA Hearts and Minds Charity Golf Tournament
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    eDIRC: Here’s a Brief Refresher on Treating Conjunctivitis

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    • Attention Golfers: Have You Registered for the 2015 OPA Hearts and Minds Charity Golf Tournament?
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    eDIRC: Proper Medication Storage and Handling Temperature Excursions

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    Pharmacist Health Coaching Programs; Managing Change in Community Pharmacy Practice: Perspectives of Pharmacists; Improving Patient Adherence Through Medication Synchronizatio; Kaitlin Bynkoski: Creating a Community of Practice in Sudbury; plus much more.

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    • Will We See You at the Second Annual 2015 OPA Hearts and Minds Charity Golf Tournament?
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    eDIRC: Are Your Patients Asking About Sunscreen Products? And is Cipro Safe in Breastfeeding?

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    • Join OPA for the Second Annual 2015 OPA Hearts and Minds Charity Golf Tournament
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    • Last Chance to Apply for the 2015-16 UIIP – Deadline is Today (June 30)
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    eDIRC: Invokana and Forxiga: Learn More About These New Diabetes Meds

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    Canagliflozin (Invokana™ - Janssen Inc.) and Dapagliflozin (Forxiga®-AstraZeneca Canada Inc.): New diabetes medications with a novel mechanism of action.

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    • Only One Week Left to Apply to Participate in the 2015-16 UIIP – Apply Today
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  • Annual Report 2014-15

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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past Board year (June 2014 – June 2015).

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    • Two Lots of Allerject (0.15 mg / 0.15 mL auto-injector) For Use In Children Recalled Due to Manufacturing Defect
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    eDIRC: Are Antipsychotics Really Safe in Pregnancy?

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    • Don't Forget to Renew Your GoodLife Fitness Membership with OPA by June 15
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    • Only Four Weeks Left to Apply for the 2015-16 UIIP – Application and Training Now Available
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    eDIRC: New Drug-Herbal and Supplement Interaction Tips Available!

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    • One Day Left to Register Online for the 2015 Conference!
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    • Attention Ottawa-area Pharmacists: Fraudulent Hydrocodone Bitartrate Prescriptions
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    eDIRC: Download OPA’s FREE Methadone and Buprenorphine/Naloxone Toolkits Today!

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    • Have You Checked Out the Conference 2015 Keynote Speakers?
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    • Start the Day With Informative, Practice-Relevant Breakfast and Learns at Conference 2015
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    • Pharmacy Owners Can Be at Risk – Don’t Be One of Them!
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  • eDIRC Bulletin – Volume 13, No 9

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    eDIRC: Help Educate Your Patients About Herbal Supplements and Natural Products!

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    • Only Two Days Left To Get the Early-Bird Rate for the 2015 Canadian Pharmacists Conference
    • State of Emergency - Evacuation and Relocation of Members of the Kashechewan First Nations (Band #243)
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  • OPA Bulletin – April 21, 2015

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    • Results of the Board of Directors Elections
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    • Academic Detailer Recruitment – Appropriate Prescribing Demonstration Project
    • Health Canada Consultation — Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act Transparency Needs-based Assessment
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  • eDIRC Bulletin – Volume 13, No 8

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    eDIRC: Therapeutic Options for Plaque Psoriasis and New Drugs/Drug News Available Now

  • OPA Bulletin – April 14, 2015

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    • Call for Committee Member Volunteers for 2015-16 Board Year
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    • RAN-Gabapentin (gabapentin) - Advisory
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    Therapeutic Options – Focus on Plaque Psoriasis

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    New Products/Product Updates – July to December 2014

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    • End of an Era: Government of Ontario Cancels OPA’s Medication Information Service Line for Telehealth Ontario
    • Reminder: Call for Resolutions to All Full (Voting) Members of the Ontario Pharmacists Association
    • Call for Committee Member Volunteers for 2015-16 Board Year
    • Have You Registered for Conference 2015 Yet?
    • OPA Releases White Paper on Pharmacists Billing Numbers and Alternate Models of Reimbursement
    • New Weekly Advocacy Roundup
    • Project ECHO Ontario: Improving Care for Patients Living with Chronic Pain
    • Congratulations to the Winner of the 2014 COSECO Cash Prize!
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  • eDIRC Bulletin – Volume 13, No 7

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    eDIRC: Register for the Canadian Pharmacists Conference 2015

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    • Register Today to Save: The 2015 Conference Early-Early-Bird Deadline is Tonight!
    • Call for Resolutions to All Full (Voting) Members of the Ontario Pharmacists Association
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  • OPA Bulletin – March 24, 2015

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    • Only One Week Left To Get the Early-Early-Bird Rate for the 2015 Canadian Pharmacists Conference!
    • OPA Members Get Significant Discounts on the Canadian Pharmacists Journal
    • CPhA’s Pharmacy Claims Standard: Your feedback required
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    • Long Term Disability – What Should You Know?
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  • eDIRC Bulletin – Volume 13, No 6

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    eDIRC: Getting the most out of your DIRC subscription

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    • Medication Safety Checklist for Epidural Labels – Pilot Test
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  • OPA Bulletin – March 10, 2015

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    • Board of Directors Election: Timelines and Next Steps
    • Generic Price Reductions Coming Into Effect on April 1, 2015
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    • A Reminder About Documentation Requirements for Prescription Renewal
    • It's Your Last Chance to Participate: OPA's Member Survey Closes Tomorrow
    • Come Watch the Game at the 2015 OPA Student Cup
    • Important Information Regarding the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Drug Program
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    • Insurance Reminder: Did You Know OPA offers WSIB-equivalent Coverage for Volunteers?
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  • eDIRC Bulletin – Volume 13, No 5

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    eDIRC: New home blood pressure monitoring tips available!

  • OPA Bulletin – March 03, 2015

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    • Reminder: Call for Nominations for the Ontario Pharmacists Association Board of Directors
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    • Check Out OPA's New Blog!
    • Come Watch the Game at the 2015 OPA Student Cup
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    • Insurance Reminder: What to do if an Error Occurs
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  • OPA Bulletin – February 24, 2015

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    • Call for Nominations for the Ontario Pharmacists Association Board of Directors
    • Only One Week Left to Nominate a Pharmacist for a 2015 OPA Award
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    • It’s Not Too Late to Participate in Our Member Survey
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    • Insurance Update: Republishing of Information on Risk Management
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  • eDIRC Bulletin – Volume 13, No 4

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    eDIRC: New drug safety tool, Homeopathic vaccine warnings, and more

  • OPA Bulletin – February 17, 2015

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    • Call for Nominations for the Ontario Pharmacists Association Board of Directors
    • Have You Checked Out OPA’s Shift Assist™ Service?
    • Who Will be This Year's Voice of Pharmacy Award Recipient?
    • Insurance Reminder: It's Time To Think About Income Tax!
    • CAPhO Conference 2015: Change, Challenge and Opportunity
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  • OPA Bulletin – February 10, 2015

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    • Only One Week Left To Complete OPA’s Annual Membership Survey!
    • Have You Checked Out OPA’s Shift Assist™ Service?
    • Congratulations To Our Patient Champion Contest Winners!
    • Who Will be This Year's Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient?
    • NIHB Information on New Dose Limit For Stimulants Now Available
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  • eDIRC Bulletin – Volume 13, No 3

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    eDIRC Highlights: Shift Assist™, Measles Outbreak, Smoking Cessation, Subscription Renewal

  • OPA Bulletin – February 3, 2015

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    • OPA Presents to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
    • OPA’s New Shift Assist™ Service is Now Live
    • Who is the 2015 Pharmacist of the Year?
    • Volunteers Needed for OPA’s Pharmacist Awareness Month Activities
    • Registration Now Open for the Canadian Geriatric Society's Annual Scientific Meeting
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  • OPA Bulletin – January 27, 2015

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    • January Board Survey Results Show Enthusiasm for Continuing to Expand Scope
    • NEW: Introducing Shift Assist – OPA’s New Tool for Filling Relief Shifts in Ontario
    • Who is the 2015 Pharmacist of the Year?
    • Save-The-Date for the 2015 Canadian Pharmacists Conference!
    • Medavie Blue Cross Partners With Lung Association to Tackle Lung Disease
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  • OPA Bulletin – January 20, 2015

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    • There Are Less Than Two Weeks Left To Renew Your Membership and Insurance for 2015
    • Tell Us What You Think: Complete OPA’s Annual Membership Survey Today!
    • Upcoming CBC Marketplace Feature on Pharmacy Practices
    • Pharmacist Specialization in Canada Survey
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  • OPA Bulletin – January 13, 2015

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    • Time is Running Out to Renew Your Membership and Insurance for 2015
    • Who Will Be The 2015 Pharmacist of the Year? Nomination Forms Are Now Available
    • PEBC Assessors Needed for The Spring OSCE Exams
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  • OPA Bulletin – January 6, 2015

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    • Your 2014 Membership and Insurance Have Expired - Renew Before The Grace Period Ends On January 31
    • Thank You To All Who Participated in the Patient Champion Contest
    • Nominate a Pharmacist for a 2015 OPA Award: Nomination Forms Now Available Online
    • Help OPA Set the Agenda - Tell Us What You Think!
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  • Winter 2014

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    Therapeutic Options: Focus on Smoking Cessation

  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 78 / Issue 3 / 2014

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    Billing Numbers: The business of pharmacy versus the practice of pharmaceutical care; Pharmacist Advocacy: Good for the Profession, Good for Patients, Good for Ontario; Owners Advisory Council Brings New Perspective to OPA’s Economic Efforts; Mistakes and Apologies in Pharmacy Practice; Therapeutic Options: Focus on Smoking Cessation; plus much more.

  • OPA Bulletin – December 30, 2014

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    • Your 2014 OPA Membership and Insurance Both Expire Tomorrow
    • Don't Forget to Share Your Patient Champion Story With Us for a Chance to Win your 2015 Membership Free!
    • Nominate a Pharmacist for a 2015 OPA Award: Nomination Forms Now Available Online
    • It's Time to Renew Your DIRC Subscription!
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  • OPA Bulletin – December 23, 2014

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    • Happy Holidays from OPA!
    • Don't Forget: Your OPA Membership and Insurance Both Expire December 31
    • Nominate a Pharmacist for a 2015 OPA Award: Nomination Forms Now Available Online
    • Membership Survey – Your Feedback Will Help Us in 2015
    • Methadose Policy - We Need Your Feedback
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  • New Drugs/Drug News 2014, Volume 32, No. 3

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    Teriflunomide: A New Treatment Alternative for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

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    • It's Time to Renew Your DIRC Subscription!
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    • A New Ontario Critical Incident Learning Safety Bulletin is Available
    • Methadose Policy - We Need Your Feedback
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  • OPA Bulletin – December 09, 2014

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    • Don’t Miss Out: Only One Week Left to Renew Your Membership and Get Our 2015 Early Bird Bonus
    • OPA Partners with Green Shield Canada and the BC Pharmacy Association on a New Pharmacist Health Coaching - Cardiovascular Program
    • Nominate a Pharmacist for a 2015 OPA Award: Nomination Forms Now Available Online
    • Help OPA Spread the Word About How Pharmacists Can Help Patients Quit Smoking
    • Participants Needed to Provide Insight into the Role Pharmacists Can Play in Helping Complex Patients
    • Methadose Policy - We Need Your Feedback
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    • Don't Forget: Your OPA Membership and Insurance Both Expire December 31
    • Thank You to Everyone Who Participated in Last Night's Online District Meeting
    • Nominate a Pharmacist for a 2015 OPA Award: Nomination Forms Now Available Online
    • Help OPA Spread the Word About How Pharmacists Can Help Patients Quit Smoking
    • Exploring the Real World Context of MedsCheck Reviews: A Qualitative Study
    • NIHB Pharmacy Newsletter Winter 2014 / Fournisseurs de services de médicaments Bulletin des SSNA Hiver 2014
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  • OPA Bulletin – November 25, 2014

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    • Renew Your Membership Before December 15 and Take Advantage of Our Early Bird Offer
    • Join us for OPA's online District Meeting - December 1!
    • A New Pharmacist Authorized Prescription Renewal Form is Now Available Online
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  • OPA Bulletin – November 18, 2014

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    • Are You a Patient Champion? Share Your Story to Win a 2015 Membership
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    • Get Exclusive Access to OPA’s Professional Liability Insurance by Renewing Your Membership for 2015!
    • Join us for Ask A Pharmacist Day on Twitter on November 18
    • Join us for 2014 District Meetings – Including a New CE Session – This December
    • Help OPA Set the Agenda - Tell Us What You Think!
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  • OPA Bulletin – November 04, 2014

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    • Renew Your 2015 OPA Membership to Get Exclusive Access to CPhA
    • Celebrating the Role of Pharmacists at OPA’s Third Annual Queen's Park Day and Reception
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  • OPA Bulletin – October 28, 2014

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    • Renew Today: 2015 OPA Membership and Insurance Renewal Now Online
    • OPA Triage Algorithm for Ebola , Enterovirus D68, and MERS-CoV
    • Reminder to Pharmacies Participating in this Year's UIIP
    • Delegation of Controlled Acts: Understanding Pharmacists' Responsibilities and Accountabilities
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    • OPA Triage Algorithm for Ebola , Enterovirus D68, and MERS-CoV
    • Reminder to Pharmacies Participating in this Year's UIIP
    • Delegation of Controlled Acts: Understanding Pharmacists' Responsibilities and Accountabilities
    • Join OPA for our next “Ask a Pharmacist Day” on Twitter – October 23
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  • OPA Bulletin – October 14, 2014

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    • OPA's 2015 Student Internship Program: Application Deadline is October 4
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    • Applications Are Now Being Accepted for OPA's 2015 Student Internship Program
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    Therapeutic Options: Focus on Emergency Contraception

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    • Back by Popular Demand: OPA’s Asthma/COPD Continuing Education Program
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    • Deliver effective smoking cessation services to your patients today and build patient loyalty and business revenue
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    • Record Keeping and Scanning Requirements – Clarification
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  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 78 / Issue 2 / 2014

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    Practice Leaders; Ontario to Graduate First Entry-to-Practice PharmD Students in 2015; Conference 2014: “A great opportunity to be introduced to new faces”; Why Your Pharmacy’s Cash Flow Is Important; Therapeutic Options: Focus on Emergency Contraception; plus much more.

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    Highlighting New Drugs of 2013

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    • Pharmacists’ Reimbursement Models Update
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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past Board year (June 2013 – June 2014).

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    • Get Ready for the New UIIP Season by Registering for Injection and Immunization Training or a Refresher Workshop at Conference 2014
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    • Get Ready for the New UIIP Season by Registering for Injection and Immunization Training or a Refresher Workshop at Conference 2014
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    • OPA Urges Support of Provincial Candidates Who Support a Stronger Role for Pharmacists
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    • Get Injection and Immunization Training at Conference 2014
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    • Volunteer for Prescription Drug Drop Off Events Across Ontario on May 10
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    • Participate in OPA's Pharmacist Billing Numbers Survey
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    • Call for Committee Member Volunteers 2014-15 Board Year
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    • Call for Resolutions to All Full (Voting) Members of the Ontario Pharmacists Association
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    • Conference 2014: What will independent billing numbers potentially mean for the future of pharmacy?
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    • Call for Resolutions to All Full (Voting) Members of the Ontario Pharmacists Association
    • Call for Committee Member Volunteers 2014-2015 Board Year
    • Diabetes Charter for Canada
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    • There’s Something for Everyone at Conference 2014
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    • Remind Patients to Take Care with Clear Care
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    • Tee off Conference 2014 at the Royal Niagara Golf Club
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    • Invitation to Apply as a PEBC Assessor for the OSCE & OSPE
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  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 78 / Issue 1 / 2014

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    Maximizing the Learning and Benefits of Continuing Education; Integrating Pharmacy Services in Health Links to Improve the Care of Patients with Complex Needs; Therapeutic Options: Focus on Heart Failure; plus much more.

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    • Registration Opens This Week for OPA’s Conference 2014
    • March Is Pharmacist Awareness Month
    • The Central Regional Cancer Centre Plans to Link Smokers to local pharmacies for smoking cessation support
    • Invitation to Apply as a PEBC Assessor for the OSCE & OSPE
    • The Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards
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    Therapeutic Options: Focus on Heart Failure

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    • Letter to Executive Officer on Generic Price Reductions
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    • Editorial: The Dark Side of Acetaminophen
    • 6th Annual OPA Student Cup a Success
    • March Is Pharmacist Awareness Month
    • Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Announcement: Ontario Region, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Is on the Move -- This Includes NIHB
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  • OPA Bulletin – March 11, 2014

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    • Letter to Executive Officer on Generic Price Reductions
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    • Editorial: The Dark Side of Acetaminophen
    • 6th Annual OPA Student Cup a Success
    • March Is Pharmacist Awareness Month
    • Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Announcement: Ontario Region, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Is on the Move -- This Includes NIHB
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    • Learn More About Health Links and How to Get Involved
    • Introducing the New Drug Information and Resource Centre (DIRC)
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    • Only One Week Remains to Nominate a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Student for a 2014 OPA Award
    • Medications in a Long-Term Care Home: What You Need to Know
    • Introducing the New Drug Information and Resource Centre (DIRC)
    • March Is Pharmacist Awareness Month
    • The Ontario Pharmacists Association Is Looking for Smoking Cessation Success Stories
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    • Nominations Open for Mentorship Award
    • Call for Nominations – Student Board Member from the University of Toronto
    • Haven’t Renewed Your DIRC Subscription for 2013? Don’t Delay! Your 2013 Subscription Expired on February 6
    • The Ontario Pharmacists Association Is Looking for Smoking Cessation Success Stories
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    • OPA Comment on the Ontario College of Pharmacists Proposed Supplement to the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities’ Pharmacy Practice Management Systems Requirements
    • Call for Nominations – Student Board Member from the University of Toronto
    • Haven’t Renewed Your DIRC Subscription for 2013? Don’t Delay! Your 2013 Subscription Expired on February 6
    • Nominations Open for Student of Distinction Award
    • Introducing OPA’s Newest Member Benefit: Hotel Waterpark Packages With Falls Avenue Resort
    • The Ontario Pharmacists Association Is Looking for Smoking Cessation Success Stories
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  • OPA Bulletin – February 4, 2014

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    • Call for Nominations – Student Board Member from the University of Toronto
    • Apply for Professional Liability Insurance or Extended Reporting Period Coverage
    • Haven’t Renewed Your DIRC Subscription for 2013? Don’t Delay! Your 2013 Subscription Expires on February 6
    • Nominations Open for Pharmacist of the Year Award
    • The Ontario Pharmacists Association Is Looking for Smoking Cessation Success Stories
    • SouthWest Regional Cancer Program/Cancer Care Ontario Oral Chemotherapy Survey for Pharmacists
    • Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines Uptake Survey
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  • OPA Bulletin – January 28, 2014

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    • The Grace Period for Membership and Insurance Ends in Three Days: Don't Let Your Coverage Lapse
    • Registration for 2014 DIRC Subscriptions Open
    • Community Pharmacist Administered Influenza Immunization Improves Patient Access to Vaccination
    • Updates to NIOSH's Sample List of Hazardous Drugs
    • Nominate a Pharmacist for a 2014 OPA Award: Nomination Forms Now Available Online
    • SickKids Drug Handbook and Formulary: New 2013-2014 Edition
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    • Don't Let Your Coverage Lapse: The Grace Period for Membership and Insurance Ends in One Week
    • Registration for 2014 DIRC Subscriptions Open
    • January 28 Meet the Board Event
    • Drug Price Inaccuracies
    • National Non-Smoking Week Began on January 19
    • The Central Regional Cancer Centre Plans to Link Smokers to Local Pharmacies for Smoking Cessation Support
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    • OPA Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at Queen's Park
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    • Don’t Let Your Coverage Lapse: The Grace Period for Membership and Insurance Ends In Two Weeks
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    • January 28 Meet the Board Event
    • National Non-Smoking Week Begins January 19
    • Nominate a Pharmacist for a 2014 OPA Award: Nomination Forms Now Available Online
    • Invitation to Apply as a PEBC Assessor for the Pharmacy Technician OSPE in Welland, Ontario
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  • OPA Bulletin – January 7, 2014

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    • It’s Not Too Late to Renew Your Membership and Insurance for 2014
    • Registration for 2014 DIRC Subscriptions Now Open
    • Flu Season Update: Pharmacists Continue to Encourage Patients to Get Their Shot
    • Clarification Regarding the Claims Submission Process for OTHP Refugee Claimants
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  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 77 / Issue 3 / 2013

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    Pharmacistadministered Influenza Immunizations: A Success Story That Continues to Evolve; Advocacy Matters: Taking the Value of Pharmacists Directly to Queen’s Park; Therapeutic Options: Focus on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; plus much more.

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    • Don't Forget: Your OPA Membership and Insurance Both Expire December 31
    • Registration for 2014 DIRC Subscriptions Now Open
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    • Your OPA Membership and Insurance Expire December 31 - Renew for 2014 Today!
    • Protect Your Well-Deserved Retirement From Financial Hardship
    • OPA's Response to Globe and Mail Article About Pharmacy Fraud
    • Registration for 2014 DIRC Subscriptions Now Open
    • Nominate a Pharmacist for a 2014 OPA Award: Nomination Forms Now Available Online
    • Thank You to Our 2013-14 Committee Members
    • Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines Uptake Survey
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  • DIRC Bulletin – Volume 11, Number 26

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    • The Early Bird Deadline Has Passed but There’s Still Time to Renew Your Membership For 2014
    • Registration for 2014 DIRC Subscriptions Now Open
    • Volunteers Wanted: Smoking Cessation Letter to the Editor
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    • Reminder: Owners Advisory Council - Update and Important Timelines
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  • DIRC Bulletin – Volume 11, Number 25

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    • Renew Your OPA Membership before the Early Bird Deadline: Only Five Days Remain
    • Registration for 2014 DIRC Subscriptions Now Open
    • Save Yourself from the Grief Caused by a Gap in Coverage – Renew Your Professional Liability Insurance Today
    • Pharmacy Safety Tips
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    • Sign Up for OPA Insurance When Renewing Your Membership
    • Last Chance to Win $500! December 6 Is the Final Day to Complete the 2013 Membership, Wage, and Benefit Survey
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  • The Ontario Pharmacist – Volume 77 / Issue 2 / 2013

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    Get to know the new Ontario Pharmacists Association; Therapeutic Options: Focus on Diabetes Mellitus; Strategic Pharmacy: Navigating the storm to not just survive, but thrive; plus much more.

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    • Be a Key Player in the Profession’s Expanding Role - Renew Your OPA Membership for 2014 Today
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  • DIRC Bulletin – Volume 11, Number 24

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    • Register Today for Your 2014 OPA Membership
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    • Tell Us What You Think: Complete the 2013 Membership and Wage and Benefit Survey
    • Nominate a Pharmacist for a 2014 OPA Award: Nomination Forms Now Available Online
    • The Ontario Pharmacists Association Is Looking for Smoking Cessation Success Stories
    • Conference Education Sessions Available Online
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  • DIRC Bulletin – Volume 11, Number 23

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    Therapeutic Options: Focus on Diabetes Mellitus

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    Therapeutic Options: Focus on Gout

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    Therapeutic Options: Focus on Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Opioid switching in patients with chronic pain – part 2

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    • Children Under Five at High Risk of Serious Illness from Influenza: Remind Parents to Vaccinate Children
    • Last Chance to Register for a Two-Day Course on Pain and Palliative Care
    • Head Start in Migraine Management: New Complimentary Program
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    • Universal Influenza Immunization Program: Resources for Pharmacists
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    • Visit Us at the HealthAchieve Trade Show
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  • DIRC Bulletin – Volume 11, Number 22

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    • Plan to Participate: OPA’s Annual Member Satisfaction Survey Opens Soon
    • OPA Needs You for a Photo Op
    • Universal Influenza Immunization Program: Update
    • Ontario Drug Benefit Blood Glucose Test Strip Reimbursement Policy: Update
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  • DIRC Bulletin – Volume 11, Number 21

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    • You’re Doing Great Work – Let’s Share It
    • Ontario Pharmacists Association Internship Program 2014: Deadline to Apply October 18
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    • Universal Influenza Immunization Program Update
    • Ontario Pharmacists Association Queen's Park Day and Reception
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  • OPA Bulletin – October 1, 2013

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    • Ontario Drug Benefit Blood Glucose Test Strip Reimbursement Policy: Support Tools for Pharmacists
    • Ontario Pharmacists Association Internship Program 2014
    • OPA is Looking for MedsCheck Success Stories
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  • OPA Bulletin – September 24, 2013

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    • Is your pharmacy photogenic?
    • OPA is looking for MedsCheck success stories from pharmacists and patients
    • U of T career fair seeks pharmacy employers and recruiters
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    • ODB Blood Glucose Test Strip (BGTS) reimbursement - Update
    • Universal Influenza Immunization Program - Update
    • Global Perspectives in Pharmacy Lecture Series
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  • DIRC Bulletin – Volume 11, Number 19

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    • Pharmacists urge Health Canada to set more rigorous standards in light of recalls
    • Universal Influenza Immunization Program Update
    • Ontario Pharmacists Association internship program 2014
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  • DIRC Bulletin – Volume 11, Number 18

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    • Global Perspectives in Pharmacy Lecture Series
    • Spokespeople needed: MedsCheck topics
    • OPA is looking for MedsCheck success stories from pharmacists and patients
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  • Annual Report 2012-13

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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past Board year (June 2012 – June 2013).

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    • Professional misconduct regulations
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    • Get to know the new Ontario Pharmacists Association
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    • A call for a unified voice for pharmacy in Ontario

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    • The Premier and Minster of Health and Long-Term Care are coming to Conference 2013
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    • UIIP 2013-14 application forms now online

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    • Are you ready for the 2013-14 flu season?

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    • Announcing the exciting keynote speakers for OPA’s Conference 2013
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    • Help us celebrate 25 years of conference
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    • Alysena® 28 recall expanded to include additional lot numbers
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    • Recall notice: Alysena® 28, DIN 02387883
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    • Board of Directors call for committee member volunteers
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    • Expanded Scope, Extended Impact: Registration for Conference 2013 is now open
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    • Patient choice drug cards: A primer for pharmacists and technicians
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    • Strategies and operational tips to assist with generic price reductions
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    • Pharmacist Awareness Week: March 3-9
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    • Deadline for Nominations for the Ontario Pharmacists’ Association Board of Directors is tomorrow at 4 p.m.
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    • Letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Executive Officer, Ontario Public Drug Programs
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    • Call for Nominations for OPA's Board of Directors
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    • Membership and insurance receipts will be available soon
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  • New Drugs/Drug News 2012, Volume 30, No. 4

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    Opioid switching in patients with chronic pain – part 1

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    • Time is running out: Renew your membership and insurance today
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    • Don't let your coverage lapse: Renew your membership and insurance today
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    • Tamiflu supply shortage
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    Pharmacy-based flu shot programs: A day in the life; Therapeutic Options: Focus on Rheumatoid Arthritis; plus much more.

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    Injecting new life into pharmacy practice; Therapeutic Options: Focus on Parkinson’s Disease; plus much more.

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    Fidaxomicin (Dificid – Optimer Pharmaceuticals Canada, Inc.):a new antibacterial agent for Clostridium difficile infection

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    Clinical Update: Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

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    Apixaban (Eliquis – Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada & Pfizer Canada Inc.): A New Oral Anticoagulant

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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past Board year (June 2011 – June 2012).

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    Full audited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2012.

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    Therapeutic Options: Focus on Parkinson’s Disease

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    Robbery prevention in a post-Oxycontin® world; Therapeutic Options: Update on Osteoporosis; plus much more

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    Boceprevir (Victrelis – Merck Canada Inc.) and Telaprevir (Incivek – Vertex Pharmaceuticals [Canada] Inc.) for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection

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    Making a case for pharmacists’ role in injection and minor ailment programs; Therapeutic Options: Focus on Alzheimer’s Disease; plus much more.

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    Therapeutic Options: Focus on Alzheimer’s Disease

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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past Board year (June 2010 – June 2011).

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    Belimumab (Benlysta – Glaxosmithkline Inc.) for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Roflumilast (Daxas – Nycomed Canada Inc.) for Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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    Update on Sulfonamide Allergy and Cross-Reactivity

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    Full audited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2011.

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    Update on ASA/NSAID Sensitivity Reactions

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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past Board year (June 2009 – June 2010).

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    First-in-Class Drug Approval: Liraglutide (Victoza – Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.) for Type 2 Diabetes

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    New Antiplatelet Agent: Prasugrel (Effient – Eli Lilly Canada Inc.)

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    New Antibiotic for Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections: Telavancin (Vibativ – Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.)

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    New Aldosterone Receptor Antagonist: Eplerenone (Inspra – Pfizer Canada Inc.)

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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past year (2009).

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    New Vaccine for Herpes Zoster Prevention: Varicella Zoster Virus Vaccine, Live Attenuated (Zostavax – Merck Frosst Canada Ltd.)

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    New Oral Anticoagulants: Dabigatran (Pradax – Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd.) & Rivaroxaban (Xarelto – Bayer Inc.)

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    Diltiazem: Comparison of Solid Oral Dosage Forms

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    A look at the activities of the Ontario Pharmacists Association over the past year (2008).

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