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Health Minister: The Answers to Canada’s Opioid Crisis May Remain in its Origins

Why is it that both Canada and the U.S. have the world’s largest opioid users? This has always been a mystery, but Health Minister...

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...

B.C. Regulators to Allow Pharmacists to Distribute Abortion Pills to Women

Pharmacists in British Columbia may be permitted to distribute abortion pills directly to women, according to the province’s regulatory colleges that oversee both doctors...

Complementary Medicine: Cupping Therapy the New Trend in Rio Olympics

The site of big blood-coloured polka dots has become a wide-spread fad at the 2016 Rio Olympics.  They are the result of cupping therapy, which...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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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...