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Victor Wong

Owner of two Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies, TA at U of T Faculty of Pharmacy and Chief Examiner at the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada.

Victor Wong RPh, BScPhm, PharmD, CDE, CCPE completed his Bachelors of Pharmacy degree at the University of Toronto and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Colorado. He has completed an internship in renal transplant at St. Michael's Hospital here in Toronto, followed by a residency at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in health economics and new products development. He is a Certified Diabetes Educator, and also accredited with the Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education. In addition to being the pharmacist-owner of two Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies, Victor is a teaching associate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy and Chief Examiner at the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada.
What Are The Differences Between Indoor And Outdoor

What Are The Differences Between Indoor And Outdoor Allergies?

There are actually two main causes of allergy symptoms: indoor and outdoor triggers. While most people understand seasonal (outdoor) allergies are caused by pollen in the air, there are a number of factors that contribute to indoor allergies, which can affect people year-round. Symptoms can be similar, but it's important to remember indoor and outdoor allergies are caused by different sources, and therefore should be managed differently.
05/10/2017 03:41 EDT
3 Things You Need To Know About

3 Things You Need To Know About Shingles

Canadians are busier than ever before, but with extracurriculars and busy work lives, we're seeing increased levels of stress. In fact, experts now believe that some diseases are up to 90 per cent stress-related. One example I see all-too-often is shingles, which takes advantage of the weakened immune system to activate in the body.
04/28/2017 07:37 EDT
5 Services You Didn't Know Pharmacists

5 Services You Didn't Know Pharmacists Offered

Pharmacist Awareness Month is celebrated every March to help educate Canadians about the contributions pharmacists make in their communities. In the spirit of Pharmacist Awareness Month, here are five services many Canadians don't know pharmacists offer.
03/21/2017 12:29 EDT
How To Stay Healthy During A Vacation

How To Stay Healthy During A Vacation South

Many Canadians may be putting themselves at risk of acquiring a number of preventable, travel-acquired illnesses. For those planning trips to warmer climates, including Mexico, Cuba and the Caribbean, it is important to protect yourself from diseases that may not be prevalent in Canada, but are common in other countries.
01/12/2017 07:42 EST
Forget These Vaccination Myths And Go Get Your Flu Shot

Forget These Vaccination Myths And Go Get Your Flu Shot Now

You know the time of year. The leaves are falling and all of the sudden Halloween is around the corner. The change of season brings other things, too. For one, flu activity starts to increase over the fall before peaking in the winter months.
10/25/2016 11:51 EDT
The Dangers Of Not Following Your Doctors'

The Dangers Of Not Following Your Doctors' Prescription

With day-to-day demands, it's not surprising many of us forget to take a pill or put off refilling a prescription by a week or two. In other cases people stop taking their medication because they think it has done its job or is causing unpleasant side effects. I see this in my practice often, it's incredibly common but people often don't realize that these decisions could, in some cases, lead to serious complications.
06/08/2016 12:40 EDT
Your Hair Could Be Exacerbating Your

Your Hair Could Be Exacerbating Your Allergies

Did you know that hair gel attracts pollen? Hair enthusiasts who suffer from seasonal allergies should stay away from sticky hair products and wash your hair as soon as you get home. The best way to avoid allergy aggravation is to inform yourself about the different strategies (and interesting tips) available to you.
05/10/2016 04:00 EDT
Your Best Defence Against the

Your Best Defence Against the Flu

The tell-tale signs are all around us: coughing friends, sniffling family members and colleagues taking sick days. Yes, flu season has returned once again. The flu vaccine is also back and it still remains our best defense against the flu and all Canadians should make flu immunization a priority.
10/19/2015 05:38 EDT
Kick the Flu's Butt, Before It Kicks

Kick the Flu's Butt, Before It Kicks Yours

Welcome to 2015 -- it's a new year! We all want the year ahead to be the best yet, but that's hard to do if you're feeling under the weather. One of the biggest health culprits during the new year is the flu. With all of the talk about flu shots in the fall, most people don't realize that there is a spike in flu activity in January and flu season goes all the way to April.
01/05/2015 05:27 EST
Why It's So Important to Clean Out Your Medicine

Why It's So Important to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

Research shows that more than half of all Canadian households do not regularly check the expiry dates of medications, and if they do, they only do it right before taking the product. Given it's now cold and flu season, it's the perfect time to clean out your medicine cabinet. To make sure your medicine cabinet is stocked and ready at all times, follow these simple steps.
11/16/2014 11:22 EST