Monday, October 19, 2020

Health Canada Recall: Alysena 28 Birth Control

Health Canada has issued a recall on Alysena 28 birth control following concerns about chipped pills. Oral contraceptives, such as Alysena, are used for a...

Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs

If you’ve ever had a prescription filled in Canada or anywhere else across North America, then there is a strong likelihood that that medication...

Health Canada Issues Advisory on EpiPen Shortage

Almost 3 million Canadians suffer from food allergies. An allergic response can be mild – such as itching, a rash and hives – to...

Medication Sensitivity vs. Allergies

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...

Long-Term Use of Acetaminophen

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...

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....

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...

Antibiotic Resistance

Most of the time when you come down with a common cold, it is the result of a virus. Symptoms such as sneezing, sore...

The Opioid Crisis in Vancouver

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...