Common Pain Pill Poses Major Health Risk

We often think of acetaminophen as a fairly innocuous pain medicine, great for headaches, hangovers and sore joints. However, the FDA recently recommended we re-consider just how much of it…
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Canada and the US Wage War Against Counterfeit Meds

Every year, millions of Canadians and Americans look to internet pharmacies for discounts on their prescription. When prescriptions are not covered by health care, or local costs become prohibitive, many…
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Company Granted License to Import Cannabis to Canada

To legalize, or not to legalize? When it comes to cannabis, it’s a question that has generated quite a buzz throughout North America over the last several years. Adding fuel…
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The Silken Secret: Cutting-Edge Drug Delivery Systems

When we think about precious gems and beautiful fabrics, complex medical procedures are most likely the last thing that comes to mind. For researchers at the universities of Melbourne, Sydney…
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Canada Scores Low on U.S. Food Safety Audit

A recent assessment of Canada’s food safety procedures may prompt consumers to think twice about what’s for dinner. The audit, completed in 2012 but released only last month, evaluated the…
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Old Drug, New Tricks: Antipsychotic Medication Reinvented as Cancer Treatment

Big Pharma is becoming adept at identifying new uses for old drugs. Companies are re-examining established therapies – conducting refocused clinical research within the relatively new context of genome mapping….
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The Search for Naturally Sourced Antibiotics

We often turn to antibiotics as a kind of silver bullet; a bacterium-eradicator with the power to relieve whatever ails us. A wide variety of conditions are routinely treated with…
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Infant Gene Mapping: Faster Diagnoses, Better Treatments

Each year in Canada and the US, thousands of babies are born with unknown diseases and rare conditions – medical mysteries that often go unsolved. At least, until now. At…
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Trial Transparency: Big Pharma Pressured to Reveal Hidden Data

Before we try a new product, we often search online or talk to other consumers to find out how well it works and if it lives up to manufacturer promises….
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Researchers Find New Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly silent killers. It is an aggressive disease with poor prognosis and limited treatment options, and is highly resistant to both chemotherapy and…
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