Pace Pharmacy is the best compounding pharmacy in Toronto. We're a full service pharmacy filling all your regular prescriptions just like other drug stores! But what makes us different is we also do specialty compounding and offer premium customer service, unlike all the other drug marts out there! Communicate with us anytime via e-mail, phone, fax, or in person - we'll accomodate you!
We're the only fully equipped compounding pharmacy in downtown Toronto offering free local delivery, a selection of informational resources for customers, and a unique selection of high quality vitamins, supplements, and health foods.
Come check us out in person!
Our high-tech compounding lab incudes a USP 797 compliant, ISO Class 4 environment suitable for sterile compounding. Our staff have specialized training in aseptic and non-sterile pharmaceutical compounding from PCCA and Medisca. These are just some of the reasons why many Doctors across Canada use our compounding services for their clinic and patients.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
It's that time of year again! That's right, the Victoria Day long weekend is upon us. As with all long weekends, we will be closed so that we may also enjoy this wonderful time of year :)
Saturday, May 18th we will be closed
Monday, May 20th we will be closed.
We reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, May 21st.
We hope you and yours have a safe and enjoyable long weekend! Remember, if you're heading up north, the bugs are out and it's important to protect yourselves. Here's some information on Insect Bites for you to educate yourself.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Ever wondered "What are omega-3 fats?"
There are two groups of fats that our bodies canít make, omega-6ís and omega-3ís. These two groups have very different properties. Most omega-6 fats promote inflammation, while omega-3ís decrease it. For that reason, taking more omega-3ís might help prevent or treat health problems that are associated with inflammation. Some examples of these include heart disease, diabetes, asthma, chronic infections, chronic lung disease, cancer, and autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The American Heart Association recommends omega-3ís at high doses for treatment of high triglycerides.
Our ancestors probably ate close to the same amounts of omega-3ís and omega-6ís, but now people average about 25 times more omega 6ís than omega 3ís. Fast foods, partially hydrogenated fats, most meats, and dairy products can all contribute to increased inflammation in the body.
We carry a wide selection of Omega-3 supplements. Come in today and get yours!
We carry a wide selection of Omega-3 supplements. Come in today and get yours!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Here's to wishing you a safe and happy long weekend. Whatever you celebrate, we hope you enjoy your time off. We know we will ;)
We will be closed on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 for the Good Friday/Easter long weekend. Please plan ahead.
All the best,
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Today I was talking with someone and he mentioned he was feeling slightly dizzy. After a discussion to gather some more information and rule out possible causes, I determined that he was slightly dehydrated. This leads me to my Tip Of The Day:
Water is excellent for the body and good health. Water helps flush out toxins and other unwanted things lingering in the body. Water also replenishes fluids that help lubricate the internal body, keeps you hydrated, reduces hunger, which helps with weight loss, and helps to make skin look smooth and young. If you are not used to drinking water, it may seem hard at first, but very quickly, you will enjoy the clean, refreshed way it makes you feel. At a minimum, you should drink 64 ounces (8- 8 ounce glasses) a day or more if you can, especially if you participate in an exercise program. If all that didn't convince you, just remember that too little water can cause dehydration.
- Adam, RPh
Monday, February 11, 2013
Don't forget about Valentine's Day!! Now is the time to to come in and grab your Valentine that special card he/she deserves!
Also, with the long Family Day weekend coming up, please consider our store hours. As with all long weekends, we will be closed on the Saturday and the actual holiday. That means:
Saturday, February 16 = Closed
Monday, February 18 = Closed
Enjoy your long weekend and we hope you have recovered from the snow storm from last Friday.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Flu season is in full effect. Remember to take care of yourself to help prevent getting sick. Things you can do include:
- get plenty of rest
- wash your hands...then wash them again
- avoid touching your face
- drink plenty of fluids
- take your vitamins!
If you do get sick, remember to take precautions to minimize the risk of infecting people you come in contact with - including family members, friends, and co-workers. Talk to Pace Pharmacy staff for more tips on staying healthy and feeling better.
Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
Pace Pharmacy would like to wish you and yours a very happy and healthy new year! All the best in 2013!
Saturday, December 8, 2012
It's that time of year again! With the holiday season(s) upon us, it's time to be thinking about all those people you have get gifts for and show your appreciation. To help you with that, we have put ALL SIGG PRODUCTS ON SALE for the entire month of December. Get 20% off any SIGG product purchased this month (in stock only). This includes all bottles, mugs, caps, sleeves, etc!! These are perfect stocking stuffers or even a great gift for 1 night of Hanukkah!
Keep in mind our holiday schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, December 25 = CLOSED
Wednesday, December 26 = CLOSED
Saturday, December 29 = CLOSED
Tuesday, January 1st = CLOSED
Have a safe and happy holiday season, from all of us at Pace Pharmacy!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Can you believe it's already October 1st? Well, I can't.
That means next week is already Thanksgiving and another long weekend for us :) So, please take note of these hours for the holiday weekend:
Saturday, October 6th Closed
Monday, October 8th Closed
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Fall or autumn is barely underway and I'm seeing lots of people with signs and symptoms of the common cold. It's not even officially flu season yet but with the fluctuating temperatures, it is important to start taking precautions to help prevent yourself from getting sick.
Hand washing. Hand washing. Hand washing. I can't stress it enough. Especially before eating or touching your face.
Also, you may want to consider taking something that will help stimulate your immune system if you feel like you might be coming down with a cold. Cold FX, echinacea, vitamin C, and zinc are just a few suggestions. Feel free to talk to me about these when you visit.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Please remember we will be closed for the Labour Day long weekend. That means:
Saturday, September 1, 2012 - Closed
Monday, September 3, 2012 - Closed
We are back on Tuesday, September 4th with regular hours.
Have a safe and happy long weekend! And to those who are going back to school...enjoy your last weekend of freedom :)
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Can you belive it's already nearing the end of August? Anyone else notice how the days are already getting shorter? At this time or year, many people suffer from allergies. Even those people who have never had allergies in previous years, may begin experiencing allergy symptoms later in life!
Ragweed blooms in mid-August (or about last week!). Millions of allergy sufferers notice increased sneezing and wheezing, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAI).
Here's some Ragweed facts for you:
Symptoms of "Hay Fever"
Here are Adam's tips for allergy sufferers to help reduce their exposure to ragweed:
Also, if you choose to take allergy medication to manage your symptoms, speak with your pharmacist to get some tips on the best way and time to take your medication.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
We hope you have been staying cool over these past couple weeks. The heat is definitely here and seems like it's here to stay. Remember to avoid dehydration by drinking lots of fluids on those scorching hot days! Here's some information on Healthy Hydration.
On another note, we have a SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING STORE HOURS THIS WEEKEND:
Saturday, July 21st, the store will be open from 1pm to 5pm.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Remember you can always email or call and leave a voicemail after hours.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Happy Canaday Day weekend!
And, of course, Happy Pride week!
With (arguably) the most beloved weekend of the year upon us, it's a good time to think about all the ways you can enjoy the weekend, on a healthy note! And of course, make sure you have your beverage of choice handy ;)
After some lengthy consumer research (insert sarcasm here), these are some recommended Healthy Canada Day eating ideas:
1) Turkey Kebabs: These appetizer kebabs are a great combination of flavours that are reminiscent of Moroccan spices. Youíll find saffron in the spice section of most grocery and health food stores; itís expensive but you only need a pinch for most recipes, so itíll last a long time. The dip gives these kebabs a true Moroccan flavour. While kebabs are traditionally skewered and then cooked, I like to skewer them after cooking because itís easier and saves the wood sticks from burning.
2) Grilled Asian Salad: This simple salad requires very little cooking time on the grill, as the vegetables have great flavour and texture. I chose watercress because I like its crunch and itís widely available in the summer months. Iíve suggested tofu as a protein, but if you can find tempeh in your local grocery store or health food store, give it a try; it has a nuttier flavour.
3) Grilled Greek-Style Pizza: The arugula pesto in this recipe adds a delicious peppery taste to the pizza (make extra pesto and have it the next day with grilled fish or meat, or as a simple pasta sauce). The grilled whole-wheat pita resembles a thin oven-baked pizza crust and has a great crunch, but with less calories and fat. The key element to Greek cooking is to use fresh ingredients. Not only do they benefit our overall health, but fresh food makes for a better-tasting meal.
Thanks to http://www.besthealthmag.ca for these tips and recipes.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Has it really been a month since we updated our blog?! I guess time flies when you're having fun!
Speaking of flies, it's mosquito and other biting insect season! It's important to protect yourself and those around you from irritating bites and potentially serious diseases (eg, West Nile Virus).
Spring is the season for blackflies and mosquitoes in Ontario (in urban areas, and especially in cottage country).
Blackflies are out by mid-May (depends on the weather in any given year) and are usually around until late June. The worst time of day for blackflies tends to be the last 2 or 3 hours of sunlight.
Mosquitoes are abundant, beginning in mid to late May and last longer than blackflies (usually into July). Mosquitoes are most often a problem in cooler, shady parts of the forest, as well as in the evening, and into the first couple of hours of darkness. They become less of a problem through the night (although they do not disappear entirely).
West Nile virus is established in Ontario. The disease is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. There is no way to predict how serious West Nile virus will be in any given year. It's important you take steps that will protect you and your family from mosquito bites.
For more information, visit www.health.gov.on.ca/westnile
Oops!!! I accidentally lost all previous blog posts :(
I'm very sorry, but we'll keep updating and grow the blog from scratch once again!!
Pace Pharmacy is accreditated by the Ontario College of Pharmacists. The designated manager is Adam Silvertown.
We do not sell prescription medications without a prescription written by a medical doctor who is licensed in Canada. We do not ship anything outside of Canada.
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