Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | July 20, 2018 Health Canada warned it is prepared to crack down on marijuana companies sponsoring music festivals and other promotional activities that go against federal laws. The department said marijuana producers who break the rules will face...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | July 13, 2018 The federal government announced it will increase scrutiny of the marketing practices of opioid manufacturers. New measures include the creation of a compliance and enforcement team to monitor drug marketing, which will take...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | July 6, 2018 Provincial health ministers at a summit in Manitoba warned they would oppose a national pharmacare program if the federal government requires it under the Canada Health Act but does not help to pay for it. Concerns were also raised...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | June 29, 2018 Health Canada announced regulations to support the Cannabis Act to help “protect the health and safety of Canadians” and youth in particular. The regulations include rules for plain packaging, labelling and testing of cannabis...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | June 22, 2018 Canada became the second country to legalize recreational marijuana use. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said legal pot sales will begin October 17 to give provinces time to implement rules and retail systems. Nearly 4000 Canadians...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | June 15, 2018 Half of cases of colorectal cancer in Canada are diagnosed after the disease has already spread and could have been caught earlier through screening, according to a report by the Canadian Cancer Society. The five-year survival rate...

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