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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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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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...