The Triplicate Prescription program (TPP) is an important tool in reducing the misuse and abuse of prescription medications. Funded primarily by the provincial government, the TPP is a partnership of Alberta physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses and veterinarians. The Yukon Medical Council is also a partner.
Administered by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, the TPP collects prescribing and dispensing data for listed drugs. When the data meet certain criteria, physicians and others involved in the care of the patient are alerted, provided with information and directed to resources to support them in providing safe care.