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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | September 22, 2017 Health Canada announced a ban on partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of artificial trans fats that raise levels of low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol. The oils are used in baked goods and some packaged foods...

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Roger Collier | CMAJ | September 15, 2017 Health Canada plans to ban the sale of nonprescription codeine, a low-dose opioid. About 600 million tablets were sold in 2015, and the drug has been linked to dependence and abuse, the agency stated. Medical marijuana...

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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | September 8, 2017 National and provincial medical associations joined with business groups to form a Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness to oppose reforms that will reduce the benefits of incorporation for high earners, including many...

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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | September 1, 2017 New Brunswick MP Ginette Petitpas Taylor replaced Dr. Jane Philpott as Minister of Health, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tapped Philpott to head a new ministry to improve services on reserves. As Minister of Indigenous...

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Roger Collier | CMAJ | August 25, 2017 The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) held its 150th annual meeting and general council in Quebec City. Topics discussed include proposed tax reforms, the CMA’s new strategic plan, physician burnout, medically assisted death,...

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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | August 18, 2017 Smoking marijuana while driving should be illegal and THC levels in recreational cannabis should be capped after it becomes legal next year, stated the Canadian Mental Health Association. The association also called for tax...

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