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Q) I was just prescribed Tramacet for my bad back and was told that while it is not considered to be a narcotic, it...

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Q) I was recently prescribed a new medication that gives me an itchy and bumpy rash whenever I go outside for any time longer...

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  Q) My doctor has suggested I take test called a calcium scan. Why would she suggest this and what do I need to know...

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Q) My dad was recently diagnosed with something called Parkinsonism. I’ve never heard of this. How does it differ from Parkinson’s disease? A) Most of...

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Q. Last week you discussed food/drug interactions which I found very enlightening. Can you discuss the importance of taking my medications in the morning...

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Q. I noticed there was a “Take with food” label on my naproxen prescription, an “empty stomach” label on my thyroid prescription and on...

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Q) I read your article about having a family history of Parkinson’s. I have a grandmother with Alzheimer’s. Am I likely to be diagnosed...

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Q) I have a skin tag on my neck. Is that a big deal and is there anything I can do about it? A) A...

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Q) My nails have turned yellow. Why would this be and what can I do about it? A) There is a lot your nails can...

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Q) When I was diagnosed with diabetes, my doctor told me I had better take care of my feet. What did she mean by...

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Q)  I have been diagnosed with anxiety. What’s the best medication I can take to treat it? A)  Earlier this year we had discussed the...

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Q) You have mentioned more than once that Pharmacare is likely to be one of the issues discussed in this year’s federal election. Do...

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Q) Now that I know just what Pharmacare is (having read last week’s wonderful albeit long delayed column) is it even a good idea? A) ...

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Q) I have been hearing a lot about Pharmacare. What is it exactly and would it be a good thing for Canada? A) Pharmacare is...