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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...

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...

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...
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...
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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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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...