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Fact or Fiction – B Vitamins Increase Energy Levels and Reduce Stress

Answer: Fiction The vast majority of energy drinks and B-complex supplements contain large doses of B vitamins and are advertised as aids to deal with...

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...
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Pharmacists’ Role in Educating Patients About A Global Health Crisis: Sepsis

The World Health Organization is raising concern around sepsis, which it has categorized as a global health threat. Sepsis is a life-threatening illness causing organs...

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...

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...

A Cure for Peanut Allergies? New Research Suggests Probiotics Could Be the Missing Ingredient

Peanut allergies are one of the most common food allergies in Canada. These allergies are typically lifelong allergies and even trace amounts in food...

Study Uncovers Clues to Genes Affecting Depression Risks

In a remarkable finding towards the study of depression, a scan of human DNA has revealed more than a dozen genes that are linked...

FACT OR FICTION?: Eating Yogurt Can Prevent Antibiotic-related Yeast Infections

ANSWER: FICTION It is a widely known practice that yogurt and other probiotics that contain lactobacilli are used to prevent vaginal candidiasis that can arise after...

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...

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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...