Back in business!
Thanks for your patience during our move!
The NLPB office is now located in Suite 201 at 145 Kelsey Drive, St. John’s, NL.
During the week of August 5 – 9, NLPB staff were busy relocating offices. Regular operations and activities resumed today at the Kelsey Drive location. This optimized workspace allows NLPB to continue enabling pharmacy professionals to deliver the best possible pharmacy care for the public.
Please remember to update our address accordingly in your records and contacts. You can now find us here:
Opioid Use Disorder & Dependence Treatment
Eastern Health Webinar August 27
Given the opioid crisis we are facing across the country, and more specifically in our province, it is the duty of health care practitioners to stay informed about opioid use disorder (OUD) and the treatment options available in Newfoundland & Labrador. On August 27, 2019, at 1:30-2:30 pm (NDT), Eastern Health is holding a webinar to discuss:
- what Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is;
- the signs and symptoms of OUD;
- how OUD is diagnosed;
- who provides Opioid Dependence Treatment (ODT) and what is involved; and
- how ODT is accessed in the new provincial “Hub and Spoke” model.
Check out the full webinar details here and register today!
Opioid response online survey
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Abuse is conducting an online survey to better understand the experiences of individuals who provide opioid harm reduction services. They hope to gather information about the services and supports that could be put in place to ensure the well-being of individuals performing this work. The survey is expected to take approximately 30 minutes and participants will have a 1 in 5 chance to receive a Tim Horton’s gift card. Click here to access the survey; the survey deadline is September 30.
Don’t worry – we’ll get back to you!
In the run of a regular business day, which is 8am to 4pm during the summer, NLPB staff have a variety of work-related tasks to accomplish. Each email and every call received is treated with the same diligence. It is important to note that many inquiries require research or other legwork to ensure NLPB is providing the best response possible. All staff members use out of office messages, and check messages regularly, to help provide optimal service. As your pharmacy regulator, we are committed to providing efficient and accurate information to serve the public’s best interest in pharmacy practice. We appreciate your patience while awaiting a response and it is our intention to respond to all messages as soon as possible, and typically within one business day.
SaferMedsNL offering free evidence-based PPI deprescribing resources
SaferMedsNL is offering free evidence-based resources to guide PPI deprescribing in appropriate patients and reduce the risk of rebound symptoms. These tools can help engage your patients in a conversation to review if PPIs are still necessary or if they can be deprescribed. Become part of the movement to improve Proton Pump Inhibitor use in your patients by ordering these free resources today. SaferMedsNL will ensure that resources are shipped as soon as possible. Please note that quantities available are subject to change based on demand.
FAQ are there for you!
We have several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages online. These pages can be found quickly and easily by clicking on one of the main menu topic areas and then picking the relevant FAQ page from the list. They include a number of commonly asked questions related to areas like:
Registrant Contact Information – Registrants are responsible for ensuring that the contact information on their registrant profile, including email address and practice site, is accurate at all times. The NLPB primarily uses email communication to send newsletters, renewal reminders, practice site assessment information, professional development audit information, calls for interest for committees, and other alerts. If the email address on file is incorrect, important information may be missed and/or disclosed to the wrong person. If your contact information changes, please log into the NLPB Registrant Login to update your file with your new contact information as soon as you can.
Forgot Your Password? – You can retrieve your NLPB Online Registrant Portal password at any time. Under the Login box, click the message that says, “Forgot your password? Click here to restore it.” On the next screen, enter your NLPB username, if you know it, or your email address. Click “Retrieve.” In a few minutes, you will receive an email with your username and password. Once you are logged into your profile, you can change your password.
Receipts & Invoices – NLPB’s Registrant Portal maintains all receipts created by the system. If, for any reason, you need a receipt or to view an invoice, you can do so from your registrant profile. Once logged in, click on “Renewal Other/Invoices” and then select either “view invoice” or “print invoice” next to the one you are interested in.
This e-newsletter contains information on a wide variety of topics intended to enhance the practice of pharmacy in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. As it is published and circulated to all registrants on a monthly basis, it is the expectation of NLPB that all registrants are aware of the matters contained therein.