Administration of Injections

In light of recent changes to pharmacy technician scope of practice in some other provinces, NLPB would like to remind registrants that, in NL, in compliance with the Administration of Drug Therapy by Inhalation or Injection Regulations and the accompanying Standards of Practice, only pharmacists may be authorized to administer injections and this authority may not be delegated to a pharmacy technician.

In the interests of learning, pharmacy students and interns may participate in administering injections under direct supervision, in accordance with the NLPB Practice Policy – Pharmacy Students/Interns Administering Inhalations or Injections.


Health Canada Controlled Substances Bulletin

Please see the linked Controlled Substances Bulletin from Health Canada with updated guidance pertaining to post-consumer returns containing controlled substances in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


2021 Wellspring Leadership Awards

The Board of the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy (CFP) is pleased to announce our ongoing commitment to advancing the profession of pharmacy, with the Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards.

CFP sees the value in continuing to invest in the future of pharmacy through the development of our leaders. In appreciation of the work of pharmacists during the pandemic, we have increased the funding this year to $20,000!

These annual awards recognize both demonstrated and potential leadership in individuals in the pharmacy profession. Recipients receive up to $10,000 for initiatives that further develop personal leadership through study, experiential learning, or mentorship.

These grants are made possible by the generous donations of individual pharmacists and our Corporate Sponsors.

Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by others.

The criteria and application form can be found at

Please send submissions for the 2021 awards by May 7, 2021, to


Invitation to Participate in Project ECHO NL: Opioid Use Disorder

The final session of the Project ECHO NL: Opioid Use Disorder pilot cycle is on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Session 10: Special Populations: Youth and Young Adults (Advanced)

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021 (12:00 – 1:00 pm NDT)
  • Speaker: Dr. Sharon Cirone, MD, FCFPC, CAC(AM) (Family Physician and Addictions Consultant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto)
  • To register for Session 10, please contact Chelsea Hynes at by Friday, April 9th.

This 1 credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Newfoundland and Labrador chapter for up to 10 Mainpro+ credits (1.0 Mainpro+ Certified Group Learning credit per session), also considered acceptable accredited learning activities by the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board.

More information about Project ECHO NL: Opioid Use Disorder, including frequently asked questions, can be found online at


CAPT National Professional Development Virtual Conference 2021

May 29-30, 2021

The Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians National Professional Development Conference is taking place May 29th and 30th virtually for all pharmacy technicians and assistants across Canada; with a great lineup of speakers and topics this year! (Accreditation pending)

Virtual Conference Program

Register Today –

$50 CAPT Members | $75 Non-Members


Regular reminders

    • 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 Online Registrant Portal 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 Online 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.

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