CSHP eBulletin




Invitation to comment on FMRAC’s draft Framework on a Regulatory Approach to Physicians Who Care for Patients with Acute or Chronic Pain and/or Opioid Use Disorders and Prescribe Opioids - Deadline May 27, 2019


The Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities in Canada (FMRAC) has invited CSHP members to provide comments on its draft Framework on a Regulatory Approach to Physicians Who Care for Patients with Acute or Chronic Pain and/or Opioid Use Disorders and Prescribe Opioids. We’d like to …


May 8, 2019

Call for Applications – CSHP Foundation

The Board of the CSHP Foundation is seeking applications for a Pharmacist Trustee Selection Criteria CSHP Member (individuals with a professional degree in pharmacy) Demonstrated interest in research and/or education programs that advance the practice of pharmacy and patient care in …


May 8, 2019

Health Canada is Proposing to Change the Scheduling of Tramadol


Health Canada is proposing to change the scheduling of tramadol so that it is regulated under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. Health Canada is seeking feedback on this proposal and CSHP will submit a response. Please tell us what you think. At present, tramadol is regulated u…



May 3, 2019

In Memoriam Tribute to Orest Buchko

The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP), and the pharmacy world at large, has lost a long-time member, volunteer, and professional leader. Orest Buchko passed away suddenly at the age of 89 on April 9, 2019. He was committed and passionate in his work and made…