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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...

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...

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...

Ontario Pharmacists to Deliver Vaccines for an Additional 13 Preventable Diseases

On December 1st, 2016, Dr. Eric Hoskins, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, announced that Ontario pharmacists will now be able to immunize...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...