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Homeopathy – Organized Efforts To Discredit!

Homeopathy is a safe and effective treatment option for many, many minor health issues as well as for the treatment of more serious, complex disease when it is used by a knowledgable homeopathic practitioner.  It’s true that a neat explanation for the mechanism of action seems to escape discovery by traditional scientific methods, but that does not …

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Canadian Drug Shortages: Getting Worse Before It Gets Better

Concern about the availability of extremely important injectable drugs is growing across Canada. Previously, the reason behind our increasing number of shortages was a mystery.   The reason for this shortage is however, quite clear.  Sandoz Canada, a major producer of injectable antibiotics, pain medication and anti-cancer drugs, had to shut down its plant in Quebec …

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CHANGES TO THE ALBERTA PHARMACY COMPENSATION MODEL: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

On February 13th, 2012 Honourable Fred Horne, Minister of Health and Wellness, announced large changes to how pharmacists will be remunerated as of July 1st this year. Pharmacists across the province have been anticipating a change in how they are compensated for the many health services they provide not directly attached to the dispensing of …

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Newest Guidelines for Vitamin D Intake Reflect Debate Among Experts

Although the new Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) values for Vitamin D will apply to both Canada and United States, there appears to be some disagreement among the experts when setting these values.  The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in December 2010, revised the DRI’s for Vitamin D intake.  This was not without much discussion , some …

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Minor Face Lift

For those of you who regularly drop by to see what’s new, thank you.    We appreciate your loyalty and your sincere interest in what we bring to the internet community. And a community it certainly is.  What with Facebook user numbers creeping ever so much closer to a billion, it’s hard to believe there …

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New Website AdverseEvents Focuses on Drug Adverse Effects

There is a new website, AdverseEvents (www.adverseevents.com) that has been reported to be somewhat troubling for some innovator pharmaceutical companies. These “innovators” are the companies that are involved in the development and marketing of new drugs, and sometimes even the basic research that leads to the new drug. Everyone should know that any and all …

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Recommended Reading

You’ve Hit Menopause: Now What? by Dr. George Gillson MD, PhD & Tracey Marsden B.Sc.(Pharm),RPh. This is one book in it’s second edition, that we have recommended to both women and men. Why men, well for two reasons actually. One, to better understand what their spouse is going through and to better understand that “change of life” in a way that will allow men to be “intelligently supportive”. Second reason is because there is a new chapter in the book about “male menopause” or “Andropause”, because men do go through some hormone changes that have for years gone ignored. Well, no more guys, there are hormone changes that occur during that fifth and sixth decade of life that are significant and can make the difference between good health and disease.

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