Triplicate Prescription Program Changes

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Messenger, Prescribing Corner Leave a Comment

The Triplicate Prescription Program (TPP) has operated using paper based data entry since 1986. Each year, nearly half a million triplicate prescriptions are received and manually entered into a database. January 2011, the TPP program has started work on a project that will allow the Program to use data from the Pharmaceutical Information Network (PIN). This work will be complete …

Physicians Prescribing for Family Members or Self

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The CPSA received a call from a pharmacist who was concerned about a physician who was prescribing antidepressants and benzodiazepines on a regular basis for his adult daughter. The father lived in a different community than his daughter and her NetCare profile did not show prescribing by other physicians. The pharmacist was concerned about the appropriateness of this and sought …