Testing for Strep Throat

RADT – point of care testing at its finest. This simple test takes less then 10 minutes and helps healthcare professionals determine if you have strep throat. By confirming the presence of bacteria through this test, treatment can occur much faster than having to wait for lab results!

Depending on whether Strep throat is viral or bacterial in origin, treatment varies – today’s article by David Poon explains the differences between the two!

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…