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The Island Capsule
Edition 8, Volume 16
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. 

Shortages of Children's OTC Pain and Fever Products

In response to a recent letter issued to patients from Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital and subsequent media stories regarding the letter, the PEICP would like to clarify that a prescription is not required to access OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen products.  Both acetaminophen and ibuprofen are listed as either schedule III or unscheduled and therefore do not require a prescription.  

Pharmacists have been navigating drug shortages for the past several years and are well positioned to support families in selecting alternatives to drug therapies.  Pharmacists are expected to use their knowledge and expertise to assess and provide alternate dosage solutions for patients and their families, which may include repackaging bulk supply. 

Health Canada is monitoring the supply and has indicated that they anticipate intermittent disruption in the supply of OTC formulations of acetaminophen and iburprofen. 

IWK is aware and has posted information on their website.


Council Seeking Nominations for Pharmacists

The Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy is seeking nominations for two pharmacist positions on Council.  Jeff Jardine and Leslie Heusdens will be completing their second three-year term in September, leaving two vacancies on the Council. 

Serving as a Director on the Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy is an opportunity to play an important role in advancing the College’s legislated mandate to regulate the profession in the public interest. All Directors-pharmacists and pharmacy technicians elected by their peers and members of the public appointed by government – share a fiduciary duty to serve and protect the public interest through effective governance and a commitment to public accountability and service. 

In accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and PEI College of Pharmacy Bylaws:

The following persons are not eligible for election or appointment to a council:

(a) a person who is, or was within the past year, a member of the governing body of an advocacy organization for the regulated health profession; or
(b) a person whose conduct was found, within the past year, to constitute professional misconduct or incompetence under the RHPA or in another jurisdiction; or
(c) a person who is a respondent in an ongoing complaint under the RHPA or in another jurisdiction.

Pharmacists interested in putting forward their name for nomination are directed to completed the Nomination Form below by Friday, September 2, 2022.  

Nomination Form

Student Renewal

Pharmacy students and pharmacy technician students are required each year to renew their registration with the PEI College of Pharmacy, if they are completing practice experience in PEI.  The renewal deadline is September 15, 2022.  Students who renew their registration in lieu of reapplying for registration are exempt from providing a new criminal record check. 

Renewal requirements include:
1.  Up to date personal professional liability insurance
2.  Confirmation of enrollment for the upcoming semester
3.  Up to date CPR and First Aid (pharmacy students only)
4.  Preceptor/site approval form

The application for registration and preceptor/site approval form can be found by selecting the link below.  

Pharmacy Student Renewal Form
Pharmacy Technician Student Renewal Form
Preceptor/Site Approval Form
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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