Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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...
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...
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...
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...

The Use of NSAIDs

If you suffer from chronic pain such as fibromyalgia, headaches, arthritis, or even have dental issues (such as TMD) and menstrual cramps, then you’re most likely familiar with NSAIDs – also known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The most common, traditional...
One of the most common questions that patients tend to ask pharmacists is whether or not it’s safe to take a medication past its expiry date. If so, for how long? And if not, what should you do with...
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...
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...
If you suffer from aches and pains – whether it’s sore muscles, joints, a headache from time to time or other chronic pain – then you have likely had to take a pain reliever in order to find some...