New report calls for expanding evidence-based treatment for opioid dependence

Access to heroin and opioid medical treatment should be expanded to reduce the harms associated with addiction, according to a new report from researchers...

Vulnerability to smoking addiction is shaped by our genes

Have you ever wondered why some people find it so much easier to stop smoking than others? New research shows that vulnerability to smoking...

Drug information systems protect patients from drug interactions

It’s an easy scenario to imagine. A man consults his doctor for a particular condition. The doctor writes a prescription. Sometime later that same...

Canadian Pharmacist of the Year

Bruyère Continuing Care and the Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute are proud to have Barbara Farrell as Canada’s Pharmacist of the Year. Nominated by her...

Novel program for problem gamblers matches the intervention to the gambler’s reasons for gambling

Opportunities to gamble have proliferated in our society in recent years.  Many forms of gambling are now available ranging from video lottery terminals and...

Death by hopelessness

Are we assessing and treating mental illness with the same urgency as we are physical complaints?  This becomes one of those columns with more...

Extended training program: A recipe for success

Eddie Kwong presents his tarragon chicken dish to Chef Burpee and answers the chef’s questions with an enthusiastic “Yes, chef!” and “No, chef!” Visitors...

Lakeridge Health opens minds on the front lines

“What words do we use in our society to describe someone with a mental illness?” Allison Potts asks Lakeridge Health emergency department staff during...

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