Prescribing Pharmacists

We want to make it easier for you to reach the healthcare services you need. Our pharmacists with APA (Additional Prescribing Authority) through the Alberta College of Pharmacists can now adapt and give refills on prescriptions. How does this benefit you? It makes it easier to get the medication you need, even if you are out of refills.

Pharmacists prescribe within the scope of their understanding of the patient, and the condition being treated. Some of our prescribing activities include:
Initial Access Prescribing: for treatment of minor conditions, or in urgent and emergency situations, our pharmacist can make sure you have access to exactly what you need.
Prescription Modification: for dosage, regime, or duration modification, our pharmacists ensure the therapeutic treatment is correct for the individual in order to improve drug therapy.
Drug Therapy Management: for initiating, maintaining, and modifying drug therapy either on referral from your physician or upon request.

Please note, Pharmacists may not prescribe narcotics, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, anabolic steroids, and other drugs regulated by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

For more information on Prescribing Pharmacists, you can access the Alberta College of Pharmacists FAQ page here Or contact us and talk to one of our pharmacists more about how this service can benefit you.

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