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  • State of Emergency in some areas of NL Jan 17, 2020 - January 17th, 2020

    Due to State of Emergency protocol that has been announced in areas of Newfoundland & Labrador (NL), NLPB has been advised that community pharmacies in affected areas are to remain closed until the order is lifted. In the event of an emergency healthcare situation the public is advised to contact their nearest emergency hospital department….

  • Provincial Drug Schedules updated to reflect NAPRA policy changes - January 15th, 2020

    Updates to the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Drug Schedules have taken place to reflect changes by NAPRA to their Natural Health Products (NHPs) policy. The National Drug Schedules (NDS) were developed before Health Canada began regulating the sale of NHPs in Canada. When NHP regulations came into force in 2004, many products included in the…

  • Strategic Action Plan 2020-2022 - January 8th, 2020

    The Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB) is excited to embark on the next three years (2020-2022) with the Board approved goals and objectives outlined in this document. In early 2019, a strategic planning and development session with Board members and NLPB staff took place to discuss challenges and opportunities for NLPB—the pharmacy regulator in…

  • Happy Holidays from NLPB - December 19th, 2019

    Please be advised that NLPB offices will be closed for the holidays beginning on December 24, 2019 until January 1, 2020 inclusive. Regular office hours will resume in the new year on January 2, 2020.

  • Notice of Hearing – December 19, 2019 - December 13th, 2019
  • Notice of Hearing – December 10, 2019 - November 29th, 2019
  • Patient safety tips for purchasing over the counter medications - November 14th, 2019

    PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE Patient safety tips for purchasing over the counter medications In light of recent events involving tampered over the counter medication in a St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, pharmacy, the Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB) reminds the public to take extra caution and care when purchasing and/or taking over the counter medications….

  • The fight against opioid related harms - September 17th, 2019

    The fight against opioid related harms In recent years, federal and provincial governments, healthcare regulators, healthcare providers and communities have been working towards reducing opioid related harms across Canada. In efforts to achieve harm reduction goals, stakeholders have focused on increasing access to effective treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD), and prevention of harmful opioid…

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