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Brand change for ASA 325 mg EC tablets

November 21, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Discontinuation & Change
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UPDATE TO PRACTICE: Mini-Bag Shortage for Medication Administration

November 17, 2017
ALL Zones - Best Practice
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MEMO: Mini Bag Shortage

November 17, 2017
ALL Zones - Best Practice
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Lidocaine and/or BUPivacaine with epiNEPHrine injection (various strengths)

November 09, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage & Safety
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Calcium chloride 10%, 10 mL Injection USP LifeShield™ Syringe

November 09, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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UPDATE - Lidocaine 1% with epiNEPHrine 1:100 000 with preservative injection

November 06, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortages
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Docusate will no longer be supplied as of November 1, 2017

October 30, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Change
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Transition from gentamicin 40 mg/mL 2 mL vials to ampoules

October 27, 2017
ALL Zones - Vendor & Label Change
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Mini-Bag Shortage

October 26, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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BUPivacaine 0.25% with epiNEPHrine 1:200 000 Preservative Free (PF) Injection

October 26, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Lidocaine 2% with epiNEPHrine 1:200 000 Preservative Free (PF) injection

October 26, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Change in Availability of CMV Seronegative Blood Components

October 24, 2017
ALL Zones - Laboratory Bulletin
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Methotrimeprazine (Nozinan®) 25 mg/mL Injection

October 23, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Erythromycin estolate 50 mg/mL oral suspension

October 10, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Discontinuation
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Critical and Priority Request Definitions for Anatomical Pathology Samples

October 10, 2017
EDMONTON Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Standardized Provincial Anatomical Pathology Request Form

October 10, 2017
EDMONTON Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Bretylium 50 mg/mL Injection

October 03, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Nabilone 0.5 mg and 1 mg Capsules

October 02, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Flumazenil 0.1 mg/mL 5 mL Injections

October 02, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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MethylPREDNISolone Sodium Succinate - Monograph Change

September 27, 2017
All Zones - Safer Practice Notice
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LORazepam 4mg/mL injection shortage

September 22, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Total hemoglobin - DIfferences between Lab & Point of Care

September 22, 2017
EDMONTON Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Prosigna™ Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay

September 15, 2017
ALL Zones - Laboratory Bulletin
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UPDATED - Iron Sucrose 20 mg/mL injection (Venofer®)

August 28, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Vancomycin Testing - Change in Acceptable Sample Type

August 18, 2017
EDMONTON & NORTH Zones - Sept 1, 2017
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Cancer & Endrocrine Next Generation Sequencing Requisition Form

August 18, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Revised Laboratory Requisitions

August 10, 2017
EDMONTON Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Sumatriptan 6 mg Injection

July 28, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Levofloxacin IV Shortage

July 25, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Naproxen 500 mg Suppositories

July 21, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Discontinuation
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Pilocarpine 1% Eye Drops

July 21, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Disconinuation
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Rubella and Varicella Zoster Virus Antibody

July 19, 2017
ALL Zones: Changes to Reporting
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Dexamethasone - Framycetin - Gramicidin 0.5 mg - 5 mg - 0.05 mg/mL eye/ear drops (Sofracort)

July 18, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Iron Surcrose 20 mg/mL Injection Shortage

July 18, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Multivitamins with minerals oral solution for children (Pediatri Vite®)

July 12, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Multivitamins with minerals oral solution for adults (Liquid Multi Vite Min®)

July 12, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Safety Information on Gentamicin Injection

July 06, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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QD/OD Means Nothing

July 06, 2017
ALL Zones - Prohibited Designations
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Change in Product Appearance: Sandoz doBUTamine Injection

June 26, 2017
All ZONES- Medication Update
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Discontinuation of Naproxen 500 mg Suppositories

June 26, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Shortage
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Atropine 1mg Prefilled Syringe

June 22, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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UPDATE: Sodium Bicarbonate Injection Shortage

June 20, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Polymyxin b sulfate – 0.025 mg/mL eye drops

June 16, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Change
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Change in Blood Collection Tube for Troponin Testing

June 09, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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@ is Only for Email

June 06, 2017
ALL Zones - Prohibited Abbreviations
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Sodium Phosphate 500 mg Tablet Shortage

May 23, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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ChlordiazePOXIDE 5 mg, 10 mg and 25 mg Capsules Shortage

May 18, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Implementation of Luminex Respiratory Pathogens Panel (RPP) at ProvLab

May 16, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Don't Use D/C For Discontinue

May 05, 2017
ALL Zones - Prohibited Abbreviations
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New IVIG Resources

May 02, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Iron Dextran 50 mg/mL - 2 mL Injection Shortage

April 25, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Iron Sucrose 20 mg/mL Injection Shortage

April 25, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Discontinuation of the calling of negative Rapid RSV Screen Results

April 25, 2017
EDMONTON Zone - AHS Lab Services
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Furosemide 10 mg/mL Injection Shortage

April 17, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Formulary Changes for Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

April 13, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Change
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Management of Transdermal Medication Patches

April 11, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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Heparin Recall Update

April 10, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Recall
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Online Test Directory

April 07, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Vitamin B12 Screening and Appropriate Repeat Intervals

April 06, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Hyoscine (Buscopan) 10mg Tablet Shortage

April 05, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Heparin 5000 units/0.5 mL vial (Fresenius Kabi)

April 04, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Recall
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Pancreatic Cancer Testing by Next Generation Sequencing

March 29, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Express Levothyroxin Doses in Micrograms not Milligrams

March 09, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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Alcohol Anhydrous 100% Injection

March 09, 2017
All Zones - Medication Alert
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MPL Mutation Assay

March 07, 2017
All Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Vasopressin Shortage

March 01, 2017
ALL ZONES - Medication Alert
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Falsely Elevated Progesterone results due to Cross-Reactivity with DHEA-S

February 21, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Salbutamol Look Alike Alert Resolved

February 16, 2017
ALL ZONES - Medication Alert
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Prescribing Opioids Guidelines

February 06, 2017
All ZONES-Medication Alert
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Backorder of Metoclopramide 10 mg tablets

January 23, 2017
ALL ZONES - Medication Alert
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Hereditary Cancer and Endocrine Panel Testing by Next Generation Sequencing

January 18, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Posaconazole (Posanol®) Oral Suspension

January 06, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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KIT D816V Mutation Assay for Mastocytosis

January 03, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Biotin Interference with Laboratory Testing

December 15, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Activated charcoal suspension Shortage

November 24, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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Change of the Confirmatory Test for Syphilis

November 24, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Laboratory Web Survey

November 17, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Provincial Standardization of Creatinine Reference Intervals

November 15, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Solu-Cortef® and Solu-Medrol® Look Alike

November 09, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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Insulin Pen Education Safer Practice Notice

October 28, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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FLT3/NPM1 Mutation Detection Assay

October 27, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Galactosemia Testing in Alberta

October 24, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Discontinuation of Fetal Fibronectin Testing

October 13, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Provincial Standardization of Lipid Reference Intervals

October 11, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Prochlorperazine Shortage

October 11, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Molecular Pathology Requisition

September 20, 2016
ALL Zones - Revised Bulletin
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Nitrofurantoin Shortages

September 12, 2016
ALL ZONES - Drug Shortage
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Salbutamol 1 mg/mL and 2 mg/mL nebules Shortage

September 06, 2016
EDMONTON Zone - Medication Update
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Ewing and Synovial Sarcoma - Change in assay methodology

August 18, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Fetal Fibronectin Result Comment for Discontinuation of Testing

August 16, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Pap Test Collection Vial Change

July 29, 2016
NORTH, CENTRAL & EDMONTON ZONE- Lab Bulletin
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Implementation of RIDA(r)GENE Bordetella Assay at ProvLab

July 21, 2016
ALL Zones - ProvLab Bulletin
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Implementation of Auto-Faxing via Forward Advantage

June 24, 2016
South Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Community Coagulation Testing (INR/PT & APTT)

June 24, 2016
South Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Diltiazem Extended Release Products

June 23, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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CoPath Application Outage Extended

June 20, 2016
Edmonton & North Zone - Lab Bulletin
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ChlorproMAZine 25 mg/mL Injection - Discontinuation

June 10, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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EZ Informed Consent for Transfusion

June 10, 2016
Edmonton Zone - Lab Bulletin
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cloBAZam 10 mg Tablet Shortage

June 03, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Cisatracurium 2 mg/mL Injection - RESOLVED

April 26, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Update - Imipenem Injection Shortage

April 19, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Promethazine 25 mg/mL Injection - Discontinuation

April 19, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Post Insulin Pen Implementation Availability

April 11, 2016
ALL Zones - Poster
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Iron Sucrose 20 mg/mL Injection (Venofer®) Shortage - Update

April 11, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Levofloxacin IV Shortage

April 07, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Imipenem Injection Shortage

April 04, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Fluphenazine Decanoate (Modecate®) 100 mg/mL Injection Shortage

March 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Iron Dextran (DexIron®) 50 mg/mL – 2 mL Injection Shortage

March 23, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Iron Sucrose 20 mg/mL injection (Venofer®) Shortage

March 23, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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ProvLab New Zoonotic Serology Requisition

February 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Amoxicillin-clavulanic Acid Oral Suspension Shortage

February 16, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Divalproex Shortage

February 16, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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EpiNEPHrine 1 mg/10 mL Injection USP LifeShield™ Syringe Shortage

February 05, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Atropine 0.5 mg/5 mL and 1 mg/10 mL Injection USP LifeShield™ Syringe Shortage

February 05, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Calcium Chloride 10%, 10 mL Injection USP LifeShield™ Syringe Shortage

February 05, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Dextrose 50%, 50 mL Injection USP LifeShield™ Syringe Shortage

February 05, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Betamethasone 6 mg/mL Injection Shortage

January 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Levofloxacin IV Shortage

January 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Cisatracurium 2 mg/mL Injection Shortage

January 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Misoprostol 100 mcg and 200 mcg Tablet Shortage

January 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Insulin Formulary Changes

January 21, 2016
ALL Zones - Insulin Safety
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Plasma Guideline and Request Form

January 21, 2016
Edmonton Zone - Lab Bulletin
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NiaStase RT® Pre-filled Syringe

January 21, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Amniotic Fluid Bilirubin Testing

January 21, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Regional Blood Transfusion Service

January 20, 2016
Edmonton Zone - Lab Bulletin
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ProvLab Affiliated Rapid HIV Testing Sites

January 15, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Anatomical Pathology Lymphoma Protocol

January 15, 2016
Edmonton Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Ferumoxytol 30mg/mL Injection Discontinuation

December 30, 2015
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Mesna 100 mg/mL Injection Shortage

December 29, 2015
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Magnesium Sulfate IV

December 15, 2015
Edmonton Zone, GNCH - Storage Change
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Droperidol 2.5 mg/mL Injection Discontinuation

December 10, 2015
ALL Zones - Drug Discontinuation
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Levofloxacin IV Shortage

December 10, 2015
ALL Zones - Shortage
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Clindamycin Oral Solution Shortage

December 10, 2015
All Zones - Drug Shortage
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Shortage of Timolol 0.25% Eye Drops

December 10, 2015
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Magnesium Sulfate IV

December 07, 2015
Edmonton Zone, Misericordia Hospital - Storage Change
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Dihydroergotamine 1 mg/mL Injection Shortage

November 19, 2015
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Nitrofurantoin Microcrystals/Macrocrystals Shortage

November 09, 2015
ALL Zones - 50mg & 100mg Tablet Shortage
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SMOFlipid 20%

November 06, 2015
Edmonton Zone - Best Practicie
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Atracurium 10 mg/mL Injection Shortage

October 28, 2015
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Phentolamine 10 mg/mL Injection Shortage

October 23, 2015
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Lab Services Contract Extension with Dynalife

October 16, 2015
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin - One-year extension
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Opium & Belladonna Suppositories Shortage

September 30, 2015
ALL Zones - Medication Posting
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Ondansetron 4 mg Oral Disintegrating Tablets (ODT) Shortage

September 25, 2015
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Loss of Drug Potency Warning

September 25, 2015
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Alveda epiNEPHrine 1 mg/mL (1:1000) Ampoule Label Change

September 25, 2015
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Laboratory Services Newsletter

September 04, 2015
ALL ZONES - August 2015 Issue
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Bridge Supply of Medications

August 18, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Best Practice
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AHS LAB Leadership Update July 2015

August 11, 2015
ALL ZONES - Lab Bulletin
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2014 Antibiogram of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Rates for UAH

August 07, 2015
Edmonton Zone - Laboratory Bulletin
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Look Alike Alert - epiNEPHrine and ePHEDrine

August 06, 2015
ALL ZONES - DRUG ADVISORY
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Iron Sucrose 20 mg/mL Injection (Venofer®) Shortage

July 31, 2015
ALL ZONES- Medication Shortage Alert
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Diazepam 5 mg/mL Preservative-Free Injection Shortage

July 31, 2015
ALL ZONES-Medication Shortage Alert
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Cisatracurium Label Change

July 03, 2015
ALL ZONES- Drug Advisory
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Beclomethasone 50 mcg/dose nasal spray shortage

June 30, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Shortage
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Back order of Ofloxacin 0.3% eye drops

June 30, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Shortage
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OxyNEO® Oral Tablets

June 16, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Update
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Medication Appearance Change-New Contracts

June 08, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Alert
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Opium & Belladonna Suppositories Shortage

June 01, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Update
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Illegally Manufactured Non-Pharmaceutical Fentanyl

May 27, 2015
ALL ZONES- Medication Update
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Discontinuation of Indigo Carmine 8 mg/mL injection

May 11, 2015
ALL ZONES - Drug Discontinuation
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Pre-Pouring Medications

May 10, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Alert
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epiNEPHrine 1mg/ml (1:1000) 30 ml vials (topical and injectable) shortage

April 24, 2015
ALL ZONES- Drug Shortage
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MetroNIDAZOLE 500mg/100ml injection, Hospira brand Label

April 17, 2015
ALL ZONES- Drug Advisory
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Lidocaine Premade Infusion Bags: New Concentration

April 09, 2015
ALL ZONES Drug Advisory
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Epinephrine Medication Update

April 08, 2015
ALL ZONES- Drug Advisory
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Ketamine (Ketalar) Look Alike Alert

April 02, 2015
ALL ZONES - Drug Advisory
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Tenecteplase Shortage

March 27, 2015
ALL ZONES: Drug Advisory
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Lidocaine Medication Update

March 27, 2015
EDMONTON ZONE :Drug Advisory
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Vitamin D Testing

March 17, 2015
ALL ZONES-Lab Bulletin - Changes to vitamin D testing
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Epinephrine Medication

March 09, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Look Alike Alert
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HCG Results Formulation for new Reagent

February 03, 2015
ALL ZONES -Lab Bulletin
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Propranolol 1mg/mL Injection Shortage

February 02, 2015
ALL ZONES - Drug Shortage
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Ticarcillin - Clavulanic Acid (Timentin) Injection

January 29, 2015
ALL ZONES - Drug Shortage
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Dextrose 50%, 50 mL Lifeshield Preloaded Syringe

January 29, 2015
ALL ZONES -Drug Shortage
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Beclomethasone 50 mcg/dose nasal spray shortage

December 19, 2014
ALL ZONES - Drug shortage
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Change in Product Formulation of Pediatric Multivitamin products Tri-Vi-Sol® and Poly-Vi-Sol®

December 19, 2014
ALL ZONES - Medication Change
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Dantrolene 25 mg capsule shortage

December 18, 2014
ALL ZONES - Drug Shortage
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Update - Iron Sucrose 20 mg/mL injection (Venofer®) shortage

December 16, 2014
ALL ZONES - Product Shortage
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Iron Dextran (Dexiron®) 50 mg/mL – 2 mL injection

December 16, 2014
ALL ZONES - Product Shortage
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Nifedipine 5 mg and 10 mg capsule shortage

December 15, 2014
ALL ZONES - Drug Shortage
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Back Order of Ofloxacin 0.3% eye drops

December 08, 2014
ALL ZONES - Medication Shortage
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Ferumoxytol Restrictions

November 27, 2014
ALL ZONES - DRUG ADVISORY - Ferumoxytol Restrictions
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Sandoz Drug Shortages Update

November 03, 2014
DRUG ADVISORY
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Anethole – menthol lozenge (Bentasil) Sucrets

October 23, 2014
ALL ZONES - Medication Update-Product Change
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Metoclopramide Solution Shortage

October 22, 2014
ALL ZONES - Medication Posting
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Tenecteplase (TNKase®) Injection Shortage

October 03, 2014
ALL ZONES - Medication Shortage Alert
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Recurring Orders for Outpatients Policy

September 18, 2014
LAB BULLETIN
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Lab Specimen Collection, Handling, Transport and Analysis of Suspected EBOLA Virus

September 14, 2014
ALL ZONES - Laboratory testing for suspected Ebola patients only collected/processed after appropriate consultation with Zone Medical Officer of Health (MOH) and/or Microbiologist/Virologist on call.
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