Is the “shingles” vaccine worth it?

Seunga (Jasmine) Han, PharmD Student Continuing our conversation surrounding vaccinations, let’s talk about the shingles vaccine. Shingrix® is the newest vaccine to be approved in Canada, and it’s now being recommended over Zostavax® to prevent herpes zoster reactivation, also known as “shingles”, and its complications in adults 50 years of age and older.  What is…

Depression: Part 2 – Management of Depression

David Poon, BSc. Immunology and Infection, PharmD Candidate Depression Last week, we discussed the symptoms of depression, how to screen for depression, and important helplines in times of crisis. This week, we talk about common methods for treating depression. Although there are many, one common misconception is that when someone is diagnosed with depression, they must…