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What if your COVID tests are expired?

13 Oct 2023

This article was originally posted in the Montreal Gazette....

Jumping the Gun?

17 May 2023

Ready, Set, Go…. for Ozempic. That’s what the incessant television ads suggest. “Ask your doctor about Ozempic,” the ads advise, without mentioning what the drug is for. The marketer’s hope is that...

Generic Drugs and Ambivalent Attitudes

31 Mar 2023

Generic drugs offer low-cost alternatives to brand-name drugs and account for over ¾ of the prescriptions filled in Canada. Despite this, many people have lingering doubts, fears or negative...

Here Be Homeopathic Chameleons

27 Nov 2021

In the fight against pseudoscience, the idea that simply providing more information works every time has been questioned these last decades. The thinking used to be simplistic: when non-experts...

Thomas Mulcair Tells Journalists Homeopathy Works for Him

20 Nov 2019

I attended a pro-homeopathy media event on November 19th supported by Thomas Mulcair, the former leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada and also the former president of the Office des...

Two-Thirds of Montreal Pharmacies Sell This Quack Flu Buster

10 Jan 2019

If your child has the flu this winter, you may be tempted by an all-natural treatment that has a Health Canada approval number and that is sold in many pharmacies. Its name is so challenging to the...

When is Enough, Enough with Homeopathy?

20 Mar 2017

On the “The Current,” the CBC’s national morning show, Dr. Heather Boon, Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, and I had a chance to express our views on the proposed study she is...

Why Yet Another Study of Homeopathy?

20 Mar 2017

This post needs a bit of a background. A few weeks ago we noted that the Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto was organizing a trial on using homeopathic preparations for the treatment of...

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