One Life Lost is One Too Many

By: Steve Bond            An ‘overdose’ refers to having too much of a drug (or combination of drugs) than the body can handle. This can be illicit (street) drugs, prescription medications or alcohol; while...

Raising Awareness of Drug Overdoses

By: Mahdi Khanafer, Your Neighbourhood Pharmacist The tragedy of death caused by a drug overdose is real and present in our world today and is preventable. An overdose occurs when you have too much of a drug, or...
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Try to Be Your Nicest During an Opioid Crisis

When the world seems upside down, it’s easy to lose sight of the issues in our own backyard.  Before Covid-19, we were faced with the Opioid Crisis, and while our attention was diverted, the opioid crisis didn’t disappear. Opioids...

Medication MIA – Drug Shortages in Canada

There have been reports recently about a shortage of the Epi-pen®– a device used to treat serious life threatening allergies.  Pharmacies and patients are unable to order the devices leading to worry and panic among patients and healthcare...

Naloxone-One Weapon in the Opioid Crisis Fight

It feels like you can’t open a newspaper, turn on the radio or television without hearing about the opioid crisis.   Opioids, sometimes referred to as narcotics, are medications that are used to treat pain and include medications such...