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October 27, 2016, volume 14 no 22

Tip of the Week - Flu Shots: Key Things You Should Know This Season!

In the News - New Data on Cholesterol Meds and Diabetes Risk

Advisories - Homeopathic Teething Products Safety: Canada vs. US

Guideline Updates - New Atrial Fibrillation Guideline

New Studies - Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Neonatal Morbidity

Professional Development



Tip of the Week

Flu Shots: Key Things You Should Know This Season!

A few things have changed for this year's flu season and we have a summary of all the changes to help keep you on top of your practice. Read our latest blog post to find out everything you should know!

Patient Tips on Tackling the Flu

For patients that need guidance on battling the flu, hand out our latest tip sheet. Tips include how to tell if you have the flu vs. a cold, when to see the doctor, and more.

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In the News

Homeopathic Teething Products Pulled in US Still Sold in Canada
See Advisories below for details

New Data on Cholesterol Meds and Diabetes Risk
See Study below

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Risks for Children
See Study below

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Advisories

Health Canada and US FDA Statements on Homeopathic Teething Products

Soliris: Risk of Hemolysis or Low Hemoglobin with Bexsero - Health Canada

Falsodex: Falsely Elevated Estradiol Levels - Health Canada

Testosterone and Other Anabolic Steroids: Risk of Abuse - US FDA

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Guideline Updates


2016 Atrial Fibrillation Guideline - Canadian Cardiovascular Society

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New Studies


Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Neonatal Morbidity - AAP

Cholesterol Lowering Molecular Targets and Diabetes Risk - JAMA

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Professional Development


Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program - Registration Closing Friday!

Make sure you're ready to participate in the 2016-17 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) by getting injection trained with OPA's Injections and Immunizations Certificate Program

  • November 6, 2016 (Toronto)

Registration is closing this Friday, October 28, 2016 - register today to guarantee your spot. 

This program is recognized by the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) for pharmacists’ injection training. The program addresses the 15 competencies approved and required by OCP.

Also see our other 2016 live programs and online programs.

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