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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...

Saskatchewan Cracking Down on Health Privacy Breaches

Saskatchewan is taking steps to protect health information records by cracking down on privacy breaches to stop snooping and abandonment of records the found...

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,...

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...
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...
Imodium Abuse

Drug Abusers Resorting to the Use of Imodium to Self-treat Opioid Withdrawal

Imodium is a commonly known and used over-the-counter medication available at pharmacies across Canada to treat diarrhea, but there are fatal ways people are...

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...

Pharmacist Investigated After Dispensing Error Puts Woman in Hospital

A New Zealand pharmacist is being investigated after a woman was given the wrong medication that put her in a hospital. The woman had a...

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...

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...

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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...