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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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Alberta College of Pharmacists to Ban Inducements

Inducements,  specifically rewards points and airmiles being offered on the purchase of prescription medicaions will be a thing of the past in the near-ish future. On April 18th, the Alberta College of Pharmacists announced that it would move forward with the process of banning these inducements. There is no proposed timeline for this ban, but it …

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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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