Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | November 16, 2018 Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem in Canada and costs the country an estimated $1 billion annually, according to Infection Prevention and Control Canada. The organization estimates that antibiotics are overprescribed...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | November 9, 2018   Legislation in Ontario that would force drug companies to disclose payments to doctors was supposed to come into effect in less than two months but is now in limbo. The Health Sector Payment Transparency Act was passed by...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | October 26, 2018 Average life expectancy in British Columbia has fallen by about a month, the first decrease in decades. According to Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, the drop can be attributed to the surge in...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | October 12, 2018 The widespread sale of cannabis may have unforeseen health consequences for Ontario youth, according to the Association of Local Public Health Agencies. The Ontario organization is recommending that the province’s government...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | September 28, 2018 Unproven stem cell therapies are being offered at more than 40 clinics across Canada, according to a recent study. The therapies are marketed online and are not covered by provincial health insurance plans. Most of the people...

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