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...

Edmonton Pharmacist Convicted for Wrongful Access of Patients’ Private Health Information

An Edmonton pharmacist plead guilty for wrongful access of private health information of over 100 patients while working at Covenant Health.According to the Office...

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...
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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...

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...

Ontario Pharmacies Will Lose $400 Per Month From ODB Cutbacks

Starting tomorrow, Ontario pharmacies will witness additional revenue cutbacks as the provincial government seeks to recover a $35 million shortfall in potential savings during...

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...

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...

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...

Manitoba Caps Pharmacy Dispensing Fees at $30

Effective August 18, Manitoba introduced a cap on dispensing fees. Pharmacies will now only be able to charge provincial drug programs up to $30 per prescription,...

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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...