Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | Oct. 28, 2016

  • A unit set up by the British Columbia government to investigate fraudulent billing by doctors has not been able to convince Crown prosecutors to lay any criminal charges. So far, the Ministry of Justice hasn’t approved any charges and isn’t considering any cases.

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  • Canadians are having babies later, with more women over 30 giving birth than younger women for the first time in 2013, according to Statistics Canada. In 2013, 45.6% of births were among women under age 30, down from 60% in 1993.
  • Nunavut is giving out 800 “baby boxes” that are packed with supplies for newborns and can also double as a crib. The territory has the highest rate of infant mortality in Canada; Finland’s baby box program helped the country reduce infant deaths from 90 in 1000 to less than two in 1000.

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