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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | August 23, 2019 An administrative backlog at Health Canada is stalling cannabis research. As of Aug. 19, 224 researchers were waiting for the regulator to approve permits to study the drug. The federal government committed $47.5 million toward a...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | August 16, 2019 More than 1200 Canadian health care and public policy experts called on federal party leaders to commit to implementing national pharmacare. In an open letter, they noted that five separate national commissions have concluded that...
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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...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | August 2, 2019 Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise across Canada, with more than 126,700 chlamydia infections and 28,300 cases of gonorrhea in 2017, up from 105,326 and 14,230, respectively, in 2013. Decreasing condom use, the rise of...
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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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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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