Saskatchewan won’t declare HIV emergency

Saskatchewan won’t declare HIV emergency

Saskatchewan won’t declare HIV emergency By Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | Sep. 19, 2016 Intravenous drug use is partly to blame for fluctuations in HIV rates, says a provincial official. (Photo credit: David Ryder/REUTERS) Saskatchewan will not declare a state of emergency in...
Saskatchewan faces HIV emergency, say doctors

Saskatchewan faces HIV emergency, say doctors

Saskatchewan faces HIV emergency, say doctors By Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | Sep. 19, 2016 Saskatchewan doctors are decrying government inaction to curb HIV as rates spike to double the national average. (Photo credit: ktsimage/iStock) Saskatchewan’s high rates of HIV are a...
Sep. 16 Health News Recap

Sep. 16 Health News Recap

By Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | Sep. 16, 2016 Quebec will abolish all extra fees for publicly funded health care, with new rules coming into effect in January 2017. The change will not apply to doctors’ notes, medical procedures that are not covered by Quebec’s public health...
Sep. 9 Health News Recap

Sep. 9 Health News Recap

By Roger Collier | CMAJ | Sept. 9, 2016 A constitutional challenge of the ban on private health care in British Columbia began in BC Supreme Court. Lawyers leading the case, which some view as an attack on medicare, argue that the BC government has failed to provide...
Sep. 2 Health News Recap

Sep. 2 Health News Recap

By Barbara Sibbald | CMAJ | Sept. 2, 2016 As the number of opioid-related deaths rises, six chemicals used to produce the potent drug fentanyl are declared illegal by Health Canada. The synthetic opioid is 100 times more potent than morphine. Vancouver Coastal health...

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