Verifying a Practitioner’s Authority to Prescribe

The NLPB Office is often contacted by registrants wishing to confirm whether or not a certain class of health care practitioner is authorized to prescribe. Over the past few months, we have been contacted several times regarding podiatrists, in particular. At this time, podiatrists do NOT have the authority to prescribe medication in Newfoundland and Labrador. If you receive a prescription from a podiatrist, you are advised to contact him or her to discuss the issue and, if necessary, refer them to the NLPB for further follow-up.

For future reference, the list of authorized prescribers in this province is listed on the Find A Registrant, Pharmacy Or Other Health Professional page of the website.

Draft Canadian Opioid Guidelines Open for Comment

The 2017 Draft Recommendations for Use of Opioids in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, developed by the National Pain Center at McMaster were recently released for comment. Anyone who would like to provide feedback by February 28, 2017 can visit:

NLPB Professional Practice Webinars – Interest Survey

The NLPB is giving consideration to initiating a bi-monthly professional practice webinar series. Topics could include recently approved or revised Standards, an overview of recent frequently-asked questions or assessment observations or presentations by invited guests. There would also be time allotted for registrants to ask their own practice-related questions. In order to gauge interest in these webinars, we have put together a short, 5 minute survey. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by clicking this link:

NL Pharmacy Board Awards – Nominations Now Open!

Nominations are now open for the NLPB Certificate of Recognition and Patient Safety Award. Details on the awards and a copy of the Nomination Form can be found at

These awards, along with the Emerald Achievement Award which recognizes NLPB registrants who have practiced pharmacy for at least 35 years, will be presented at the NL Pharmacy Board Awards Luncheon, taking place on May 6, 2017 during the NLPB Symposium.

Please consider nominating a fellow pharmacist or pharmacy technician today!

2017 NLPB Board Elections – Call for Nominations in Zones 5, 6 and 7

It’s Board Election time again! The Call for Nominations for Zones 5, 6 and 7 will be circulated to all pharmacists practicing in those zones early February.

Please keep your eye out for the Call for Nominations email.

2017 NLPB Symposium

Registration will soon be open for the 2017 NLPB Symposium, to be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, St. John’s Airport on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The agenda for the day will include a Professional Development Program focused on current pharmacy practice issues, an open forum, the 2017 Annual General Meeting, and the NL Pharmacy Board 2017 Awards Luncheon. Registrants will be notified via email in the coming weeks with direction on how to register for the symposium.

Forgot Your Password?

From, click Registrant Login. 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 the email address on your file. Click Retrieve. In a few minutes you will receive an email with your username and password. Once you’re logged in to your profile you are able to change your password if desired.

NLPB Receipts

NLPB’s registration portal maintains all receipts created by the system. If for any reason you need a copy of your paid invoice, you can log in anytime by visiting and clicking on Registrant Login. Once logged in, click on the link called Renewal Other/Invoices and then select either view or print.

Memorial University Survey

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 the NLPB that all registrants are aware of the matters contained therein.

©2017 Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Board