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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...

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,...

Doctors Nova Scotia Claim 18 is Too Young to Smoke Pot

The head of Doctors Nova Scotia, Dr. Michelle Dow, is lobbying against allowing those aged 18 to have legal access to marijuana.Dow is speaking...
Pharmaceuticals

Valeant Facing Criminal Probe Over Pharmacy

Federal prosecutors are supposedly investigating Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. to determine if the drug manufacturer defrauded insurers by concealing its connection to a mail-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...

Americans to Visit Canada to Purchase Life-saving Allergy Antidote

The Epipen Auto-Injector, a product of Mylan Pharmaceuticals in the US, recently experienced a steep hike in price when the cost of a duo-pack...

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...

Saskatchewan Pharmacists Seek to Play Key Role Delivering Healthcare

Pharmacists in Saskatchewan are eagerly looking to play a crucial role as the Ministry of Health seeks to make key changes in how services...

Lack of Transparency Around Ties Between Pharmaceutical Industry and MDs

Unlike Canada, countries such as the United States, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Denmark, and many other European nations, the public can easily...

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...

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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...