The past two years our Blog has focused on a number of topics related to health, to disease, medications, complementary/alternative medicines and more. This page will give you some of those topic highlights as we rotate through some of them, as well as newer topics that we see has drawn the interest of our online visitors. There is a growing number of topics that we have discussed over the past two years. For this reason we have disassembled the Rx Pad into several pages.
Each topic category below will link to the expanded list of topics on the following new pages. You can also navigate to a topic by using the “bread crumb” navigation on the right hand side menu.
This section is focused on the disease, it’s management and/or treatment.
These are questions of a practical nature. They discuss topics related to the “how’s” of filling prescriptions, the regulations that affect when a prescription can be filled, it’s life span and similar questions. As well as explaining terminologies that are often a bit confusing. Examples are “What to do with your expired medications”; “How to get the most benefit from your pharmacy experience.”: “Are there drug shortages? Why?”
These are the commonly called “non-prescription” medications. They are all the cold remedies, the products for pain, first aid creams and ointments – all can be purchased without the need of getting a prescription.
Because of how important dosing children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen products we have a separate page just for this topic. Please visit our page that discusses children’s dosing of these two medications in detail:
These topics have been moved to the Complementary Alternative Medicines page, as this represents some of the more innovative regimens as well as a focus that is more “wellness” orientated rather than a focus on acute treatment of injury and/or disease.
Veterinary Compounding (for Companion Animals)
Certainly not to be forgotten, but customized dosage forms for the other member of the family, our companion animals is a specialty all unto its own. One of our favourite areas that we have focused on developing the knowledgebase, skills, compounding technologies and formulations is that which focuses on companion animals whether it be the family dog, cat, ferret, hamster, lizard, parrot, canary, snake, hedgehog, …. the list goes on and on. This is a compounding subspeciality that brings our team of pharmacists and technicians some of the best positive feedback as well as the professional satisfaction that we’ve been able to contribute to solving various health related problems associated with companion animals which are an important member of the family. We have this section of our site that focuses on various Veterinary topics which begins with an introduction to the compounding services availalbe. This can be found beginning at the Veterinary page located here.