242020Jun

Important Safety Information on NARDIL (phenelzine sulfate) Shortage

2020/06/24 Audience Healthcare professionals including psychiatrists, general practitioners, pharmacists, and nurses. Key messagesDue to a global shortage of NARDIL (phenelzine sulfate), a potent monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) indicated for the treatment of certain types of depressed patients, intermittent shortages of the product will be experienced in Canada. Healthcare professionals are advised to: o Ensure no…

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162020Jun

Melatonin and its potential in the fight against COVID19

Melatonin is a bioactive molecule with an array of health-promoting properties; melatonin has been successfully used to treat sleep disorders, delirium, atherosclerosis, respiratory disease and viral infections.1 Except for treating sleep problems, there is significant data showing that melatonin limits virus-related diseases and would also likely be beneficial in COVID- 19 patients.  Indeed, the positive…

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