Posts Tagged ‘natural health products’

Weekend Reading

04Jan14

Happy 2014 Everyone! It’s been a while since the last weekend reading update. Here’s some links and posts for your reading pleasure. The picture above is from the Toronto ice storm that we’re still recovering from.


The following is a summary of my Skepticamp Toronto 2010 presentation. Apologies to international readers for the Canadian-centric content. I’ve been practicing pharmacy for over 15 years, and it didn’t take me long to realize after I started working that there was a completely different standard for safety and efficacy for herbal preparations and other […]


How do Canadian regulations for natural health products compare to American regulations for dietary supplements? Which are superior, from a consumer protection perspective? Is either approach science-based? That’s the topic of my post today, over at Science-Based Medicine. Go check it out.


In a stunning move, the Ontario College of Pharmacists has prohibited Ontario pharmacies from selling health products that are not approved for safety and efficacy by Health Canada. This directive, which takes effect immediately, banishes some of the most questionable “alternative” health products from pharmacy shelves. This message was sent to all pharmacies and pharmacists […]


I don’t normally read the freebie newspapers in Toronto as their content is the journalistic equivalent of the lead in the Toronto water supply: both slowly sap your intellect away. But I ride public transit and those papers are littered everywhere, rolling around the TTC. So against my better judgment I picked up the paper […]



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