All posts by Scott Gavura

Scott Gavura, BScPhm, MBA, RPh is committed to improving the way medications are used, and examining the profession of pharmacy through the lens of science-based medicine. He has a professional interest is improving the cost-effective use of drugs at the population level. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto, and has completed a Accredited Canadian Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program. His professional background includes pharmacy work in both community and hospital settings. He is a registered pharmacist in Ontario, Canada. Scott has no conflicts of interest to disclose. Disclaimer: All views expressed by Scott are his personal views alone, and do not represent the opinions of any current or former employers, or any organizations that he may be affiliated with. All information is provided for discussion purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for consultation with a licensed and accredited health professional.

Melatonin quality varies widely

A new study shows most melatonin products are inaccurately labelled.

/ April 27, 2023
Algae

TikTok driving chlorophyll supplement fad

#chlorophyll is latest supplement trending on TikTok.

/ April 13, 2023

The (Cold) Drugs Don’t Work

The FDA continues to permit the inclusion of an ineffective ingredient in hundreds of cough and cold products.

/ March 30, 2023
Alzheimer's Disease

Congress criticizes the FDA and the Aduhelm approval

A Congressional report on the approval of the Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm identified serious concerns about the FDA's processes

/ February 16, 2023

CAM for the Management of Heart Failure

A new report provides a comprehensive summary of the evidence for and against CAM in patients with heart failure.

/ February 2, 2023

CBD Oil Fails to Improve Symptom Control in Advanced Cancer

Has the hype outpaced the evidence when it comes to cannabis? A new clinical trial fails to show any benefit of CBD oil in patients with advanced cancer.

/ January 19, 2023
Fruits and vegetables, juiced.
Xenon gas

Does xenon gas improve athletic performance?

Were the Russians on to something in 2014 by huffing xenon gas?

/ December 22, 2022

Liver damage associate with turmeric ingestion

Reports of serious liver damage from turmeric supplementation are becoming more common

/ November 24, 2022

Facebook promoting dangerous and even banned supplements

A Consumer Reports analysis found little oversight of supplements marketed by Facebook.

/ November 10, 2022