Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | June 30, 2017 New federal regulations will allow provinces and territories to import drugs not approved by Health Canada in cases of public health emergency, including the current opioid crisis. Health Canada also approved the supervised use of...
India introducing routine pneumococcal vaccine

India introducing routine pneumococcal vaccine

India introducing routine pneumococcal vaccine Prasun Chaudhuri | Kolkata, India | June 29, 2017 The new routine pneumococcal vaccine in India could eventually save up to 200 000 lives annually. India is rolling out the long-awaited pneumococcal conjugate vaccine...
No immediate plans to build new CMA HQ

No immediate plans to build new CMA HQ

No immediate plans to build new CMA HQ Wendy Glauser | Toronto | June 28, 2017 CMA House, a 43 000 square foot modernist structure which opened in 1970, was demolished in 2016 due to high renovation costs. A new structure was slotted to be built. The once-celebrated,...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | June 23, 2017 There were more hospitalizations in Canada for alcohol-related harm than for heart attacks in 2015-2016, according to a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Rates of heavy drinking are higher than average in...

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