News archive - March 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

#AskAPharmacist: Waterloo pharmacists talk about pharmacy errors and pharmacists as vaccinators

Wrong number of pills in your bottle? What happens when pharmacists make a mistake? Pharmacist Andrew Tolmie explains.

Can pharmacists give you vaccines? Assistant Professor Kelly Grindrod gives the answer.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

#AskAPharmacist: Waterloo pharmacists talk about dementia and drug side effects

Does someone in your family have dementia?

Assistant Clinical Professor Tejal Patel specializes in neurological conditions, and she shares some information on dementia development and prevention.

Associate Clinical Professor Jeff Nagge also responds to a Ramipril question and talks side effect management.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Waterloo Pharmacy scores annual OPA Cup

On Sunday March 13, the Waterloo School of Pharmacy welcomed the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy to our city. UofT Pharmacy joined us for the annual Ontario Pharmacist Association Cup, one of many student-organized events during Pharmacist Awareness Month 2016.

This year Waterloo Pharmacy scored big – with an impressive 4-1 final score for Waterloo, our team made all of us proud. Great playing everyone!

View photos from the event here.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

#AskAPharmacist: School of Pharmacy Director Dave Edwards talks about the cost of your medications

Today’s topic: the price you pay for medications.

Dave Edwards, Associate Dean and Hallman Director of the School of Pharmacy, explains why brand name drugs are more expensive than generics.  

Dr. Edwards also tackle the larger question of why many drugs are expensive.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

#AskAPharmacist: Waterloo pharmacists talk about managing fevers and colds

Fevers can be unpleasant, especially for parents of young children.

Pharmacist Nardine Nakhla shares some guidelines for fever management.

Does vitamin C really help you fight colds? School of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Kelly Grindrod has the answer.

On Thursday #AskAPharmacist will focus on the cost of your medications.

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