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    What’s In a Name? The Secret Science of Naming A Prescription Drug

    by Skye Sherman - November 26, 2018

    What’s in a name? If you’ve never wondered about how pharmaceutical drugs get their names, well…you’re not alone. It’s not our daydream of choice either.

    Is Travel the Best Antidepressant Therapy?

    by Skye Sherman - July 16, 2018

    As unfortunate as it is, depression is a very common illness in people around the world, especially in the United States of America. In the modern society of today, it is harder than ever to remain upbeat and stress-free when there is so much bad news and an unlimited supply of things to worry about. Bouts of depression can come and go, and this illness can prey on even the most unsuspecting of people.

    Important Changes Coming to the Pricing of Patented Medicines In Canada

    by Bradley van Paridon - February 20, 2018

    Canada’s Department of Health, on December 2nd 2017, proposed new amendments to the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB), the regulatory body in charge of monitoring the prices of patented drugs. The proposed changes will not only affect the prices of patented drugs, but, may also affect the availability of new drugs to Canadian patients.

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Forgotten Factor in Post-operative Healing

    by Cody MacInnis - January 29, 2018

    Besides eliciting the occasional jab in the ribs from a sleeping partner, heavy snoring is a seemingly benign phenomenon. But snoring in fact could indicate the presence of one sleeping giant of an issue when it comes to post-operative healing: OSA, otherwise known as obstructive sleep apnea.

    Stress Sweat Can Really Stink Up Your Holiday

    by Carrie B. - January 2, 2018

    For many, the holidays are a stressful time. From family squabbles to all of the cooking and shopping that can drain one's bank account to the pressure to try make each of the coming holidays extra special, it can cause some anxiety and stress more than any other time of year. In

    Escape Acid by the Skin of Your Teeth

    by Katie R. - May 1, 2017

    As a dental hygienist, I see a lot of patients who struggle with preventable dental problems. In today’s world, dental acid erosion is causing a large health concern. Some would argue it is a larger problem than tooth decay. As a hygienist, and a mommy of a child with a history of severe reflux and frequent vomiting, this is a topic that has a very special place in my heart!

    Rising Drug Prices In America And The Benefits Of Legalizing Importation

    by CANPharmaworld - April 10, 2017

    Have you noticed that medications have eaten up a bigger part of your paycheck over the last few years? You’re not alone. Prescription prices have been skyrocketing for decades — and there’s little sign that they’re slowing down. In the 1990s medications were just 7% of all healthcare expenses. By 2013, that shot up to 15.3%. It increased even more, to 16.7%, in 2015.

    6 Tips from a Small Town Pharmacist to Combat Winter COPD

    by Carissa Andrews - November 16, 2016

    Winter brings about a host of challenges for just about any person. Icy roads, freezing weather, extremely dry houses, wood burning allergies, and an overabundance of colds, coughs, and flus just to name a few. But when you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), winter can be even more miserable.

    American Pharmaceutical Price Gouging is About to End

    by Carissa Andrews - September 26, 2016

    From an American’s perspective, the revelations of incredible price hikes for Mylan’s EpiPen or Turing Pharmaceutical’s Daraprim is hardly surprising. There are plenty of people who are shocked about the blatant price gouging happening on the backs of sick patients, though. As someone who has always...

    The Truth about Affordable Viagra Online

    by Carissa Andrews - September 19, 2016

    Everyone knows drug prices in the United States are out of control. It’s no wonder Americans turn to alternative sources, such as buying online, to get the medications they need. Especially when those medications can be found 75-90% cheaper than buying at the local pharmacy.