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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...

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....
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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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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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...