Butter in Your Coffee – Is “Bulletproof Coffee” a Trend To Take Part In?

Ty Johnston, PharmD Candidate What Is Bulletproof Coffee: Bulletproof coffee is an emerging trend, which was first popularized by David Asprey, the creator of the company Bulletproof Coffee. Essentially, it’s butter and oil added to coffee but in high amounts. Here are the ingredients:1 2 cups of coffee 2 tablespoons of grass-fed, unsalted butter 1-2…

Fighting Fire with Fire – Opioid Replacement Therapy for Treating Opioid Addiction

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharm Candidate   The Battle with Addiction Amidst the ongoing opioid crisis, which began shortly after the discontinuation of OxyContin® by Purdue Pharma L.L.P. and leading to the rise in fentanyl, many individuals in the aftermath are struggling with opioid addiction. As we’ve talked about before, addiction is complex and involves many…

Following the Opioid Crisis – New Health Canada Requirements

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharm Candidate Mandatory Warning Labels and Information With the rise of the opioid crisis, Health Canada has passed a new requirement regarding the dispensing of prescription opioid medications by pharmacists and other healthcare providers. Effective October 2, 2018, all prescription opioids, such as morphine, hydromorphone, and oxycodone, mandate mandatory warning stickers and…

The Science Behind Being “Naturally Skinny” – A NEAT New Way to Look at Weight Loss

Aaron Chy, BSc General, PharmD Candidate A 30 Minute Run Equals One Slice of Pizza Losing weight can feel like an uphill battle. The constant watching what you eat, avoiding your favourite foods, and bringing yourself to the gym every day can be discouraging when the reality is you can gain back the calories burnt…