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How to Get Students to Take Their Asthma Medication

Compliance with asthma medications, particularly inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), is considered to be the mainstay treatment for asthmatic patients. It is known that in order...

Differential Diagnosis: Influenza vs. the Common Cold

It’s that time of year! Pharmacies across Canada will be receiving large shipments of the influenza vaccine. In fact, any individual can walk into...

4 Lipid-Lowering Studies Pharmacists Must Know About

According to results from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS), approximately 39% of Canadians aged 6 to 79 have an unhealthy level of total...

Collaboration Between Community, Hospital Pharmacists Central to Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates

Should there be collaboration between community and hospital pharmacists? According to a presentation at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store...

Incidences of HPV-related Oral Cancers Show Significant Increase Across Canada, Study Finds

A new study shows that cases of HPV-related oral cancers have increased by about 50% between 2000 and 2012.Researchers say that the percentage of...

Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of Death from High Blood Pressure: Study

A commonly held belief among the public is that smoking pot is safer than smoking cigarettes, but a new study suggests that the use...

Taking Anti-inflammatories While Having a Cold or Flu Could Increase Heart Attach Risks

A new study reveals that commonly-used anti-inflammatories may raise patient risk of heart attacks if taken while having a cold or flu.The study is...

The Effect of Liraglutide on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetics

A recent LEADER clinical trial, published in the NEJM in July 2016 titled “Liraglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes,” was conducted to...

1 in 18 Canadian Hospital Patients Experience Harm from Preventable Errors: New Study

A new study paints a national picture of the magnitude of patient harm that occurs in acute care hospitals.The new data was developed by...

Pharmacists Save Millions by Reducing Medication-related Mishaps Among Patients Aged 65 and Older

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, medication-related emergencies drop among older adults when pharmacists participate in...

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Calgary Pharmacist Charged with Theft of 33,000 Opioid Tablets from Okotoks Pharmacy

A 52-year-old Calgary pharmacist has been charged with “a significant amount of narcotics had been diverted” from a Safeway pharmacy in Okotoks, said...

Ottawa Pharmacist Convicted of Fentanyl Trafficking

An Ottawa pharmacist was found guilty of trafficking fentanyl. The case against pharmacist Waseem Shaheen first began in October 2014 when he faked a...

Quebec Pharmacies Running out of Critical Heart Medication

Approximately 8,000 Quebec cardiac patients are at risk of ending up in the hospital emergency room as a result of a shortage of a...