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  • The Relationship Between Compounding and Chronic Pain

    The Relationship Between Compounding and Chronic Pain

    How Does Someone Manage Chronic Pain? One of the primary reasons patients in Oakville visit their pharmacist is for pain. Many doctors have a hard time finding a suitable treatment plan for people suffering from chronic pain. That is not to say that there aren’t medications that can’t effectively treat…

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    The Benefits of Using Compounded Dermatology Medications

    Your skin is as unique as you are. From the bottom of your feet to the top of your scalp, the variances in your skin’s composition could be as different as a desert is toa tropical forest. Each part of your body is like its own separate ecosystem with variedmoisture…

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    CLOSING TIME – Miranda Tawfik on a medical mission to Guatelmala November 2016

    Today was our last day. My feet are sore from standing on concrete floors all day. I have been working in the pharmacy and we have seen every patient over the five clinic days. They have been full days; non-stop days. One day, I didn’t even get to the washroom…

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    Extremely proud of my partner (and sister), pharmacist Sherri Tawfik on her mission to prevent deaths and support and educate our community at large on the risks of opioid addiction!

    Arming everyday heroes in the fight against fentanyl deaths in Durham Getting the antidote to opioids out into the community Jul 27, 2017 OSHAWA — Sherri Tawfik facilitated a training session hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association Durham on Narcan, a prescription medication that blocks the effects of opiods…

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    Tired of Being Tired?

    Drained, exhausted, burned out, and run-down. Sound familiar? If you’re among the 60% of Canadians that struggle to find the energy to get through the day, the problem may be bigger than just missing out on sleep. Feeling tired has become a way of life for many people and is…

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    Compounding for Erectile Dysfunction

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects approximately 49% of Canadian men ages 40 and over.  Like the rest of the ageing body, the muscle tone of the penis may decrease with age, but ED may be a result of other health issues such as diabetes, low testosterone, enlarged prostate and high blood…

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  • Topical Compounding To Treat Tendonitis

    Topical Compounding to Treat Tendonitis

    Tendonitis occurs when a tendon – the thick cord that connects a muscle to a bone – becomes inflamed or irritated. It most commonly happens to tendons in the shoulder, thigh, knee, wrist, elbow, thumb and the ankle. Most injuries are a result of overuse of muscles during sports, and…

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    Compounding and Adrenal Fatigue

    Adrenal fatigue, also known as the 21st Century Stress Syndrome, is one of the most pervasive and undiagnosed health conditions affecting people today. Our bodies are equipped with adrenal glands, located right above our kidneys, to respond to normal stressors in life. Adrenal glands release hormones, such as adrenalin and…

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    Compounding and Unavailable Medications/Drug Shortages/Discontinued Medications

    Medications may be commercially unavailable for a variety of reasons, the most common being that they are back-ordered due to a manufacturing problem and discontinued due to decreased usage or reduced profits. Sometimes only certain strengths and dosage forms of a particular drug, or specific combinations are discontinued.  Drugs can…

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    Compounding and Allergies

    Often times, a patient requiring a particular medication to treat an illness or condition will not be able to take mass-produced medications available in the drugstore in their standard form. One of the more common reasons why some patients can’t take their prescribed medications is due to allergies. That’s where…

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