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Zostavax: The Shingles Vaccine & Shingles Protection

Since its approval by Health Canada in 2008, the shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) has been in very high demand even at times becoming unavailable due to manufacturing delays in combination with a demand that may not have been anticipated.  Merck, the company producing Zostavax®, has finally produced enough of the vaccine to fill back orders and …

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New Product Spotlight: ‘Okeeffe’s Working Hands’ Hand Cream

We have an amazing new product for our dry weather!  O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream has arrived just in time to rescue those dry and cracked hands! O’Keeffe’s Working Hands is a unique formulation of moisturizing ingredients guaranteed to improve dry skin.   Tackling severely dry skin from a moisture-based approach was a natural tactic: Parched, …

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Product Highlight: Nature’s Aid Skin Gel

Nature’s Aid skin gel is an all-purpose natural gel created for the effective treatment of most skin conditions. Nature’s Aid skin gel is prepared using highest quality, natural ingredients – including Aloe Vera, Tea Tree oil, Vitamin E, Witch Hazel, Rosemary, and more. Its unique and proven formula is specially blended to ensure it is …

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July Newsletter Is All About HPTP (read to find out more)

Did you figure this out yet?   If you didn’t, not to worry about it.   It’s not something we hope you will have any personal experience with but if you do, it can be life saving.    That is the lead article for July’s issue of The Mortar & Pestle. HPTP is the acronym for the home …

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Health Canada Announces Recall of Children’s Medication

When medications are recalled due to potential health concerns, its stressful and when it is a medication used in babies and young children it is an even larger cause for alarm. This week Health Canada announced a pro-active recall of a children’s fever reducer. The over-the-counter medication’s Children’s Little Remedies and Infant’s Little Remedies are …

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Getting the Most From Your Medication: Blister Packaging (Pillpaks)

Have you ever sat there wondering if you took your medications that morning? Ever counted the number of pills left in the bottle to try and figure out if you have the right number left? Do you take your medications at the right time each day? Medication adherence, or the extent which individuals take their …

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