Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | April 18, 2019 Allowing private clinics to obtain public coverage for private medical services via extra-billing and user fees would “turn back the clock” on equitable health care access in Canada, argued the lawyer for the Attorney General of...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | April 5, 2019 Nova Scotia tabled legislation that would make it the first jurisdiction in North America to have presumed consent for organ and tissue donation. Under the bill, people must opt out of donating their organs, except for children and...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | March 22, 2019 The 2019 federal budget earmarked funding to address several health initiatives, including suicide prevention, addressing the opioid crisis and creating a national drug agency. Other areas of health allocated money in the budget...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | March 8, 2019 The federal government’s advisory council on national pharmacare released an interim report on its progress. The report lists three “foundational elements” of pharmacare: creation of a national drug agency, development of an...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | February 22, 2019 Doctors in Ontario were awarded a 4-year contract that includes average fee increases of 1% and no hard cap on the physician services budget. An arbitrator ruled on the contract, ending years of unsuccessful negotiation between...

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