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The dangerous fruit lurking in your patients' fridges…

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Check out this article in today's Globe reviewing the increase in grapefruit-medication interactions.
The article outlines a key pillar of pharmacology that will impact each of you as decision makers and should inspire you as scientists to act where there are other uncovered similarities.

"Many of the drugs that interact with grapefruit are highly prescribed and are essential for the treatment of important or common medical conditions," writes Dr. David Bailey and coauthors. Dr. Bailey is a scientist with Lawson Health Research Institute and professor here at the School.

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Globe Article:
I'll have the orange juice, thanks
Carly Weeks
The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition)
27 November, 2012

Right now, thousands of Canadians are taking a variety of prescription medications and have no idea they could suffer a potentially serious side effect because of what's in their fridge.
Eating a grapefruit or consuming its juices while taking certain me
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