Most of the time when you come down with a common cold, it is the result of a virus. Symptoms such as sneezing, sore throat, coughing, runny nose, nasal congestion and sinus pressure can be treated with over-the-counter medications...
In an announcement made on Tuesday, the British Columbia government said that individuals diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis C would be provided full access to treatment funded under PharmaCare, even during early stages of the disease. In addition, they also...
Medication Safety | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Medication Safety

Whether you take regular medications or are only in need of an over-the-counter drug (such as Advil or Tylenol) from time to time, Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia, wants patients to know these...
If you’ve ever been on antibiotics, then you’re most likely aware of the havoc they can wreak on your gut. In some cases, depending on how stubborn a bacterial infection is, patients will sometimes require to be put on...
In 2016, there were 922 overdose deaths in British Columbia. In Vancouver, 15 people died from opioid-related overdoses in just one week alone, and the number of opioid deaths in the Province is expected to reach as high as...
If you take medications for your heart or for high blood pressure, it may be a good idea to check and see if they’re on Health Canada’s recently updated recall list, which was just expanded to include 8 more...
For many individuals suffering from pain, medications like Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen can help in providing them with short-term relief. Similar to Ibuprofen, long-term use of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) is not recommended for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions –...
As a family physician, regular physical activity is something that Dr. Ali Ghahary recommends for all of his patients, young and old. It has been proven to help individuals looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, in...
When it comes to medications, many patients often mistake drug intolerance for allergies. However, the two are vastly different. Drug intolerance (or medication sensitivity) is characterized by a patient’s inability to tolerate certain medications when they are taken at sub-therapeutic...
There are approximately 42,5000 licensed pharmacists working in over 10,000 pharmacies in Canada. These include both community pharmacies as well as hospitals, and other settings such as different organizations and associations, colleges and universities, and other pharmaceutical industry settings....