Wednesday, 28 December 2016



With the winter season upon us,we are all subject to common cold and flu. It important to know whether you have cold or flu by the symptoms you experience. This is how the symptoms differ. 

Common cold usually starts with sore throat that lasts for a day or two. Sneezing and runny nose starts which is followed by congestion and mild cough by fourth or fifth day. Fever may or may not be present. Nasal mucus may thicken up and become darker. Occasional headache and minor aches and pain. Fatigue and weakness normally goes away with symptoms. Overall symptoms last for a week. 
Flu symptoms are usually more severe and start quickly and include Sore throat,cough,congestion, chest discomfort and fever. Aches and pains are more severe accompanied by extreme exhaustion. Fatigue and weakness lasts for 2 to 3 weeks.

Symptoms lasting longer that a week calls for a visit to doctor to rule out either sinus infection or allergic rhinitis or pneumonia. Antibiotic therapy in initiated in case of infections

Cold and flu viruses enter your body through your eyes, nose, and mouth. 

1) Wash your hands
2) Use a tissue, then throw it away. If you don't have one with you, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow
3) Don't touch your face
4) Exercise regularly
5) Eat those Veggies & Fruits
6) Don't Smoke

Monday, 12 December 2016

Holiday Cheer!!

All I Want for Christmasssssss....
Dont know where 2016 has that I've got that out of the way, here it is Christmas time again.  It feels like we just had our big Pharmacy opening in Dec 2015...  Yes... we have completed 1 year as a Pharmacy and launched our website - But with holidays around the corner, I am looking forward to is having an extra day or two off work (and not all pharmacists are so lucky),  having an excuse to slow down a bit, cook and spend time with the family, light the fireplace, watch some goofy movies and generally go off the grid for a bit.  We recently got a fair amount of snow, so hopefully we will take the toboggan out! Stay warm & Healthy!!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Celebrating World Pharmacists Day 2016

Celebrating World Pharmacists Day 2016

Pharmacists across the globe are holding activities today in celebration of World Pharmacists Day (Sunday 25 September 2016). Now in its sixth year, World Pharmacists Day, is used by members of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) to highlight the impact and added value of the pharmacy profession and its role in improving health to authorities, other professions and the media, as well as to the general public.
The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Pharmacists: Caring for You’ to reflect how the role of pharmacists has progressed from one of medicines supplier to that of care provider.
In a special video message to pharmacist colleagues around the world, FIP president Dr Carmen Peña, said: “Today on World Pharmacists Day, I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to all pharmacists around the world. This year’s theme — “Pharmacists: Caring for you” — reflects our emotional connection to patients and the important role we have in providing care to the public.
“I am proud to see that, now, in the sixth year of World Pharmacists Day, more and more pharmacists and the public in general join us in recognising and celebrating our profession. As care providers, we pharmacists, have achieved tremendous success in our goals to improve patients’ quality of life.
“I invite you to join me and your colleagues today in celebrating World Pharmacists Day 2016. Take this opportunity to promote our profession, and demonstrate just how much we care for our patients. I wish you all a happy World Pharmacists Day!”
The video message can be viewed in full here.
Free campaign materials, available in six languages, which include a Twibbon or a specially designed ‘I care for you’ placard for use on social media profiles, are available to download from the FIP website.
Pharmacists are all invited to send images and details of their activities to, which FIP will share around the world.