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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...

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...

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...

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...

To Statin or Not Statin?

There has been a lot hype in the media recently commenting on the many risks associated with the use of statins in lipid-lowering therapy....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...