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...
For some people, medications are a daily necessity to help stabilize many health conditions. For example, individuals with asthma, COPD, or other respiratory-related conditions often require the use of an inhaler or bronchodilator, while individuals who suffer from thyroid...
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...
When you get sick, you might automatically think that you need medication, such as antibiotics. However, it’s important to note that not all bugs need drugs. While antibiotics are prescribed to help treat bacterial infections, they don’t work on...
Corticosteroids | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids come in many different forms. They can be taken orally, used topically, inhaled, or even injected. Additionally, are also known as being systemic or localized. Systemic steroids are typically delivered orally, via IV, or intramuscularly, and work by...
Almost 3 million Canadians suffer from food allergies. An allergic response can be mild – such as itching, a rash and hives – to much more severe – including going into anaphylaxis. While many Canadians find relief from allergies by...
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....
Medication can be administered to the body in many different ways. Orally (taken by mouth), sublingually or buccally (placed under the tongue or between the gums and cheek), rectally or vaginally (inserted into the rectum or vagina), ocular or...
Certain medication bottles, as you might notice, often come with different labels on them. These labels may say ‘TAKE WITH WATER, ‘DO NOT STORE IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT’, ‘AVOID ALCOHOL, DRIVING AND OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY’, and, more commonly, ‘TAKE WITH...
Grapefruits, which come from the citrus family (also consisting of oranges, tangerines, mandarins, lemons and limes), are packed with vitamin C and can give your immune system the boost that it needs. Along with vitamin C, it’s also rich...