Friday Five (April 14, 2023)

The April 14, 2023 edition of the Friday Five is now available.

Pharmacy Professional Feedback Requested: Understanding Inducements in Community Pharmacy Survey 

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) wants to understand what types of inducements are offered in exchange for prescription drugs and/or pharmacy services in Manitoba. The following short survey about inducements will support strategic priority three of CPhM’s 2021-24 Strategic Plan: Promote safety in pharmacy services and ethical practice. 

 To achieve this strategic priority, CPhM is 

  • raising patient awareness about the risks of prescription inducement programs, and  
  • working toward eliminating inducements on prescription drugs. 

Inducements include gifts, points, rebates, coupons, goods, or other rewards.  

The survey contains six questions and will take about 5 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed from the following link:  

The survey will close on April 30, 2023. The results of this survey will be used to inform the implementation of strategic priority three. 

Pharmacy Technician Listing Renewal Notice Reminder      

Pharmacy Technicians listed with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) must renew their listing annually. The online renewal portal opened March 16, 2023.  

The deadline for renewal is May 31, 2023. Pharmacy technicians who do not renew by May 31, 2023, will be removed from the List of Pharmacy Technicians. Pharmacy managers are reminded to verify that pharmacy technicians working at their practice site have renewed their listing.    

Pharmacy technicians also have until May 31, 2023, to view and obtain proof of completion for the mandatory module, Health Equity and Cultural Humility: An Introduction for Health Professionals in Manitoba. 

Pharmacy Technicians should refer to the email sent by CPhM for further information. If you require assistance with the Pharmacy Technician renewal process, please email

CCCEP Article – Quality Matters: How to Evaluate the Quality of Continuing Education 

The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) published an article titled, Quality Matters: How to Evaluate the Quality of Continuing Education, as part of a series about the value of high-quality continuing education for pharmacy professionals, the difference it can make to their practice and careers, and the role accreditation can play in ensuring the quality of continuing education.  

Are you confident in the quality of your continuing education programs? Curious about how you can assess the quality of a learning activity before investing your valuable time? Read the full article here

Register Today – CPhM Annual General Meeting and Awards Presentation 2023 

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) will hold its 145th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

The AGM is a virtual event and will be held by webinar. You must register in advance in order to attend.  

To register and for more information, click here: 

Upcoming Events & Professional Development Opportunities

Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) National Professional Development Conference 

June 23 to 25, 2023 

For information on the conference program and to register, click here.  Accreditation pending 

Opioid Agonist Therapy 101 Introduction to Clinical Practice  

October 26 and 27, 2023  

Click here to register and for more information.