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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...

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....

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...

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...

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...