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Friday, January 15, 2021

Q and A with the experts: Busting common myths about mRNA vaccines

mRNA vaccine is like a wanted poster that tells your body how to recognized COVID-19. It can't and won't change your DNA

The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have fueled both hope and falsehood. Here, Professor Kelly Grindrod debunks the most common myths she and her colleagues have heard about the new COVID-19 protection.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

New research shows that diabetes medications could treat COVID-19 in diabetes patients

A known drug (DPP4 inhibitor) bound to Covid-19 protein called SARS-CoV-2 Mpro, which is involved in its replication.

A DPP4 inhibitor bound to Covid-19 protein called SARS-CoV-2 Mpro, which is involved in its replication

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Pharmacy professor named Canadian Pharmacist of the Year

Kelly Grindrod "Pharmacists need to get comfortable making difficulty decisions."

Kelly Grindrod never was your traditional neighbourhood pharmacist.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Drive-thru medicine

Dani Thomas wearing protective equipment and pricking a patient's finger while the patient sits in her vehicle

Dani Thomas (Rx2018) stands a good distance from a car in the parking lot of Two Rivers Family Health Team in Cambridge. The person inside has their window rolled down and Dani’s wearing a mask, asking them questions. It’s mid-May and still snowing.

The person in the car is one of family health team’s patients on warfarin, a blood thinning medication that requires regular and careful monitoring by a pharmacist. Dani, a pharmacist on the team, jots down notes from the discussion and takes a drop of blood from the patient’s finger to test their levels. 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Q and A with the experts: Medication shortages and access during the pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, pharmacists are reporting a spike in drug shortages.

Professor Kelly Grindrod, a pharmacist and professor at the School of Pharmacy, explains why drug shortages are occurring, which medications are affected, and how Canadians can access medications at this time. 

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