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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...

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...

Flue Shot Vaccination Rates Increase When Given by Pharmacist: Canadian Study

Research has found that provinces that allow pharmacists to administer flu shots have a higher vaccination rate as opposed to jurisdictions that prohibit such...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Drug May Reduce Symptoms of Asthma

Asthma claims the lives of three people every day because the attacks are so severe. And according to Asthma UK, research data shows that...

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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...