News archive - April 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Pharmacy PhD candidate develops novel medication formulation to deliver 11 compounds at once

Shannon in the lab conducting a dissolution test

Life expectancy in Canada is increasing and so is the prevalence of chronic diseases and Canadians who take multiple medications to manage those diseases. For Canadians who take three to four medications each day, remembering when and how to take each one can be challenging.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Vaccination beliefs are reinforced, not changed, in online discussions, study finds

Gloved hands administering a vaccine into an arm

Attitudes and beliefs about influenza vaccination are unlikely to change when discussed in online forums, found a new study from researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

New study answers safety questions about naloxone, the life-saving antidote to opioid overdoses

A naloxone kit with two ampules, needles, wipes, gloves and a mouth piece.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have determined that naloxone, the medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is stable and safe to use at least 28 days after being stored in conditions where temperatures vary.

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