NEW HEALTH CANADA GUIDANCE ON REPORTING NARCOTIC LOSSES
Health Canada has released a new Guidance Document Report of Loss or Theft of Controlled Substances and Precursors. This document provides guidance on the scope of what should be reported to Health Canada when a loss or theft is detected. Any theft, loss or forgery related to controlled substances and precursor chemicals must be reported to police immediately, and to the Office of Controlled Substances no later than 10 days after its discovery.
ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
Pharmacists who are registered to practice in Ontario can apply to the Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF) for education grants for professional development activities that enhance the quality of care and services they provide to Ontarians. As well, pharmacists are able to create an account on the AHPDF website to access its extensive, practice-focused Electronic Health Library.
PHARMACY DOMAIN AVAILABLE FOR INTERNET PHARMACIES
The .Pharmacy Verified Websites Program is a website verification program administered by NAPRA’s counterpart in the United States, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), to identify safe and legitimate online pharmacies and online sources of pharmacy information.
NAPRA is a key partner with NABP for the .Pharmacy Verified Websites Program in Canada. Any Canadian pharmacy business or organization seeking to obtain a .pharmacy domain name can apply through the .Pharmacy Verified Websites Program website.
A .pharmacy domain helps to identify safe and legitimate online pharmacies and online sources of pharmacy information. Any member of the pharmacy community, regardless of location, may apply for a .pharmacy domain. For more information, please see www.safe.pharmacy.