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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | September 22, 2017 Health Canada announced a ban on partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of artificial trans fats that raise levels of low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol. The oils are used in baked goods and some packaged foods...

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | September 15, 2017 Health Canada plans to ban the sale of nonprescription codeine, a low-dose opioid. About 600 million tablets were sold in 2015, and the drug has been linked to dependence and abuse, the agency stated. Medical marijuana...

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