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Drug News: Lixiana (Edoxaban) Direct Acting Oral Anticoagulant Approved by Health Canada

Lixiana (edoxaban) will join Eliquis, Pradaxa, and Xarelto in early 2017 as the fourth Canadian direct acting oral anticoagulant. What It’s Used For: It will be...

Drug News: Brivlera (Brivaracetam) for Epilepsy

What It's Used For: Adjunctive therapy for partial-onset seizures in adults who are not controlled with conventional therapy. How It Works: By binding to synaptic...

Rapid Step Tests Offered at Select Pharmacies in Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia

Traditional strep tests require patients to visit a doctor’s office and wait 24-72 hours to find out if they test positive for this nasty...

Costco Directors Charged with Misconduct for Allegedly Accepting Kickbacks

Two Costco directors are face charges of professional misconduct after they allegedly accepted kickbacks from drug companies. The claim is that these directors accepted kickbacks...

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...

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...

Fentanyl Patch-for-Patch Program Begins in Ontario

The Ontario provincial government has passed new legislation that requires patients to return their used fentanyl patches to the pharmacy before they can receive...

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...
Mental Health Issues

Whole Health Pharmacy Partners and #SickNotWeak Work Together to Address Mental Health Needs of...

A new partnership between Whole Health Pharmacy Partners and #SickNotWeak is aimed at addressing mental health concerns of Canadian pharmacy patients. The initiative is geared...

International Tropical Medicine Inaccessible to Canadian Patients

Drug makers refuse to make certain globally-available drugs accessible within Canada because the “market is too small” for them to make a profit. Doctor’s argue...

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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...