Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | August 9, 2019 Health Canada announced changes to patented medicine regulations to make brand-name drugs more affordable. The government estimates the changes, which include adjusting comparison countries and considering value to patients in...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | July 26, 2019 All provinces must remove barriers to accessing abortion, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, the federal health minister, wrote in a letter to provincial health ministers. Women have reported difficulty in accessing abortion services because...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | July 19, 2019 The Canadian government will not support plans by the United States to import prescription medications from Canada if it will threaten supplies or raise costs domestically, according to documents obtained by Reuters. At least 10 US...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | July 5, 2019 Health care is the third most important issue to Canadians in the leadup to the national election in the fall, found a CBC poll. The top two issues are cost of living and climate change. The fentanyl analogue carfentanil contributed...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | June 21, 2019 Seniors comprised 16% of Canada’s population in 2015–16 but received nearly a third of health services provided by doctors, stated a report by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada based on 216 million medical...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | June 7, 2019 The federal government promised $1.4 billion over 10 years to support women and girls’ health globally. The investment will support sexual and reproductive rights, as well as maternal, newborn and child health.  The number of deaths...

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