Tis the Season to Indulge!

Sarah Lee, PharmD Your Neighbourhood Staff Pharmacist Holiday thoughts are in the air – plans for gift-giving, friends and family get-togethers and food preparations. A joyous time of the year but also a time of overindulging. Celebrations often...

Aspirin & Life Jackets

By Steve Bond, BScPhm, RPh, CDE Recently, the concept of whether or not acetylsalicylic acid (ASA, Aspirin) should be taken regularly and the benefits versus risks has reemerged in the news. This is because on October 12th, the...
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Simple Remedies — by Diane Alavie, B.Sc.Phm.

The other day, a patient complained about “all of a sudden having to pee frequently and a little burning sensation.”   It was Saturday morning and her physician’s office was closed. So I asked her the following questions: Do...
Ginger whole and sliced

Simple Remedies — by Diane Alavie, B.Sc.Phm.

The other day, a patient who had to go on a new medication complained about suffering from nausea. Consequently, she had lost her appetite. It was late Friday afternoon and her physician’s office was closed. So I recommended...
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Leaflets of Three-Let it Be

We are truly blessed to live in St. Thomas and surrounding area. We have world-class, fresh-water beaches and water sports, some of the continent’s best bird watching, and excellent camping/hiking destinations. At some point, each of us have...