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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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

Pharmacists Plead with Government to Expand Drug Addiction Treatment

New Brunswick Pharmacists are calling on the government to dedicate more resources to address the drug addiction epidemic within the province in light of...

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 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...

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...