Monday, November 23, 2020

How Pharmacists Can Help Patients

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...

Finding the Right Treatment for Pain

When we experience pain, the first thing we want to do is find relief – but that’s not always easy to do. Relieving pain...

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...

What You Should Know About Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are used to treat different types of bacterial infections. If your doctor has prescribed you an antibiotic, then you should take it and...

Corticosteroids

If your physician has prescribed you a corticosteroid, then he or she has strongly weighed the benefits vs the potential risks that can occur...

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...

Drug Interactions

Whether you’re on medication long-term or short-term, it’s important to be aware of potential interactions between medications that you have been prescribed by your...

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...

Over-the-Counter Medications

Over-the-counter medications are ones you can buy at your local pharmacy without requiring a prescription from your family physician and are used to treat...