Health News Recap

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...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | February 8, 2019 The percentage of Canadians who report using marijuana is relatively unchanged, at 15% of residents over age 15, since the drug became legal for recreational use, according to figures from Statistics Canada. A quarter of those...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | January 25, 2019  Health Canada released a new food guide that no longer focuses on food groups or serving sizes but rather on eating “plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods and protein foods.” The guide, last revised in 2007, also...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | January 11, 2019 Health Canada is planning a “multi-phase campaign” to warn Canadian youth about the health risks of vaping. The campaign will include ads, social media influencers, and events in high schools and community venues to target youth...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | December 14, 2018 Cities and harm-reduction nonprofits can now apply directly to the federal government for exemptions to open supervised drug consumption sites. According to Health Canada, this will help remove barriers to providing life-saving...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | November 30, 2018 Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas said the federal government plans to strengthen oversight of medical devices. Petitpas said she is “deeply concerned” about problems with medical devices uncovered by a global media...

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