Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | November 17, 2017 One reason opioids are prescribed so often for pain management is a lack of affordable alternatives, according to the Coalition for Safe and Effective Pain Management. Still, the coalition suggests that more doctors should...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | November 10, 2017 Health Canada eased restrictions on the abortion drug Mifegymiso to allow pharmacists and other health professionals to dispense the drug directly to patients, without requiring hand off by the prescribing physician. Women will...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | November 3, 2017 Climate change is already harming the health of millions of people, including many Canadians, according to a new report published in the Lancet and an accompanying Canadian policy brief. The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | October 20, 2017 In a survey of 2600 pediatricians, nine said they received explicit requests for assisted death from 17 minors, and 45 pediatricians received explicit requests from the parents of 91 sick children, mostly babies. Pediatricians...

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Roger Collier | CMAJ | October 20, 2017 The federal health minister met with provincial and territorial health ministers in Edmonton. Topics on the agenda included the opioid crisis, cannabis, mental health and pharamcare. Canadian children are not getting enough...

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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | October , 2017 More than 2000 Canadians have ended their lives with the help of a doctor since the legalization of assisted death. There were 167 assisted deaths in Quebec and 1982 in the rest of Canada, and the number of assisted deaths...

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