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Apotex Founder Barry Sherman and Spouse Found Dead In Their Home

Police are investigating the suspicious deaths of Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found just before noon on Friday, December 15th.  Police said circumstances of the deaths “appear to be suspicious”, but no suspects are being sought at this time and there was no evidence of forced entry. Condolences were being offered …

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What Is The Real Impact of Alberta Generic Price Reductions?

Just the Facts! The March 7th Alberta Provincial Budget introduced a number of changes that many have described as “austerity” measures.   These represent a long list of spending cuts including healthcare cuts.  As a healthcare professional who is also a small business owner, fiscal responsibility or economic responsibility is a term that all business owners …

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Part 2: The New Healthcare: Consumers vs Patients

What with the market now filled with large corporate behemoths such as Walmart and Safeway and Shoppers’ Drug Mart the consumer certainly is now King! What with all the choices, the competition, the combined pressures from manufacturers to consume more and more product and the power of mass merchandising giants like those mentioned, who get bigger and bigger every year. Don’t think this doesn’t include prescription medications along with all the non-prescription medications, the health and beauty items and all manner of sundries, hardware, consumer electronics, computers, and the list goes on. The consumer has never seen it so good!

Part 1:Where Have All The Drugs Gone?

Living in Canada, the shortage of anything let alone prescription drugs, is the furthest from most people’s minds. Unfortunately, as a result of many significant and sustained drug shortages that continue into their third year, that peace of mind has been shattered. Yes Canada, we have a problem – a big problem

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