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Disclaimer, Audience, and other details
Intended Audience
This blog is intended for pharmacists, other health professionals, and health consumers. It will scrutinize Canadian pharmacy practice for the betterment of the pharmacy profession, as well as the health of consumers.  Content is Ontario-centric by default.
Some contributors are licensed and registered health professionals, but all will write in a style accessible to health consumers.

While contributors may be health professionals, no individual or personal health advice is offered, implied, or inferred. Nor will specific medical inquiries be answered, whether posted publicly or sent by email. If you have any personal health questions, ask a legitimate health professional…say a pharmacist or a physician.

What to do with what you read
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Updated: 17 July 2009