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The Island Capsule
Edition 8, Volume 8
The Island Capsule is a publication of the PEI College of Pharmacy and is forwarded to every registrant of the College on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. 

Reminder: Amendment to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Narcotic Control Regulations - Tramadol

As of March 31, 2022, tramadol was moved from the Prescription Drug List to Schedule I of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). Tramadol will also be listed in the Schedule of the Narcotic Control Regulations (NCR) and therefore subject to all the regulatory requirements set out in the CDSA and NCR.

For more information on this change, including record keeping requirements, destruction of post-consumer returns and other obligations of a pharmacist, read Health Canada's bulletin from the Office of Controlled Substances.

PEICP has clarified with Health Canada that prescriptions for tramadol received prior to March 31st which still have part-fills remaining are still valid. 

Temporary Suspension of the Provisional Registration Pathway for Internationally Trained Pharmacists

The PEI College of Pharmacy shared, in the last publication of the Island Capsule (Edition 8, Volume 7), information regarding the temporary suspension of the Provisional Registration Pathway for internationally trained pharmacists effective May 27, 2022 until April 1, 2023.  

Since the announcement, there has been an increase in interest in registration through the existing pathway which is driving requests for preceptors to oversee the 700 hour practice experience requirement.  Potential preceptors should be aware that an applicant must present a preceptor/site approval form with their application on or before May 27, 2022. However, their practice experience may be scheduled to begin after May 27, 2022 but must be completed, along with the 1 week assessment, before April 1, 2023. 

Should potential preceptors have any questions, please contact the PEICP office. 

2022 AGM-Save the Date

The PEI College of Pharmacy will hold the 2022 AGM on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm.  The AGM will be held virtually with limited number of spaces available. More information regarding registration will be made available in the coming weeks.  

Summer Pharmacy Student Position with the PEICP

The PEI College of Pharmacy is offering an opportunity to a pharmacy student who is interested in learning more about the regulatory role of the College and assist in the research and development of policies that support pharmacy practice and the College operations.  

The position, which is 37.5 hours/week, will commence in May and end in August for a 14-week period. 

Under the supervision of the preceptor (Registrar), the student will perform duties that will support current and future activities of the College such as:

  • Assist the College staff with research including jurisdictional scanning and literature reviews.
  • Assist with the review and update of registration processes.
  • Review and apply legislation, standards of practice, code of ethics within the context of college policy development.
  • Opportunity to observe and participate in core activities of the PEI College of Pharmacy.

The Ideal Candidate

  • a pharmacy student enrolled in a pharmacy degree program in Canada (a full-time student in 2021-2022 and must be returning to school full-time in 2022-2023);
  • have excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • experience in research would be considered an asset;
  • be attentive to detail and accuracy;
  • be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • be a self-starter and an independent worker; and,
  • be legally entitled to work according to relevant federal and provincial legislation.
Forward resume and cover letter, via email, to


PEI Office Hours

The PEICP office will be closed on April 15, 2022 for the Good Friday Holiday.  The office will reopen on Monday, April 18 at 8:30 am. 
Visiting the PEICP Office

If you need to visit the College office, please email or call 902-628-3561 to make an appointment.
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