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January 17, 2020

​Agitation constitutes up to 10% of psychiatric intervention. Summarized by 5 behavioural elements (poor impulse control, tension, hostility, uncooperativeness and excitement), agitation affects a significant proportion of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, dementi...

December 16, 2019

On Friday night, MEDUCOM headed to Niagara Falls to celebrate the holidays and a grand finale of 25 years in business. After another busy and successful year, it was an incredible experience unwinding with the team, exploring Fallsview Casino and seeing the falls lit u...

December 12, 2019

Before the modern axe, the stone-age hand axe was used without a handle and was essentially just a piece of stone. Axes were used in folklore for many different purposes, including as weapons and as part of superstitions like guarding buildings against lightning. 

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November 28, 2019

Across Canada, the scope of what pharmacists can and can’t do varies across the provinces. Alberta, which has been at the forefront when it comes to additional prescribing authority, allows pharmacists to prescribe antibiotics. In Nova Scotia they can prescribe for min...

November 22, 2019

MEDUCOM is so excited to be a part of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington’s Adopt-A-Family program again this year! The program matches families in need with community donors. Thanks to the generosity of our team, MEDUCOM was able to purchase much-needed...

November 15, 2019

Nearly 1% of Canadians are affected by celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune disorder where the immune system reacts to gluten and damages the villi of the small intestine. The current standard treatment is life-long adherence to a gluten-free diet, which can carry a heav...

November 14, 2019

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, and coincides with the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin in 1922.

What is Diabetes?

People with diabetes can't produce insulin or their body can't properly use the insulin their body does produce. 

Type 1...

November 1, 2019

We’ve all been cautioned to spend less time around light-emitting screens to benefit our eye health—but what if minimized screen time also meant maximizing our lifespan? New research from Oregon State University suggests chronic exposure to blue light wavelengths may n...

October 29, 2019

For over a decade, World Psoriasis Day has been held on October 29th as a way to raise awareness of psoriasis – a systemic, immune-mediated inflammatory condition affecting the skin, which impacts over 125 million people worldwide. Psoriasis is also associated with num...

October 25, 2019

​This Monday the Liberals won a minority government and Justin Trudeau is heading back to Ottawa as Prime Minister. What can we expect from this new minority government when it comes to national pharmacare?

The Liberals, the NDP and the Green party all promised national...

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