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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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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,...

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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...