Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | June 21, 2019 Seniors comprised 16% of Canada’s population in 2015–16 but received nearly a third of health services provided by doctors, stated a report by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada based on 216 million medical...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | June 14, 2019 Canada should have a universal, single-payer, public pharmacare program, according to the final report of a federal advisory panel. The report recommended the creation of a national drug agency to oversee universal coverage of a...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | June 7, 2019 The federal government promised $1.4 billion over 10 years to support women and girls’ health globally. The investment will support sexual and reproductive rights, as well as maternal, newborn and child health.  The number of deaths...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | May 31, 2019 Parts of a federal plan to cut pharmaceutical prices will apply only to new medicines, Health Canada clarified after industry pushback. Proposed pricing regulations that would consider cost-effectiveness will be limited to new...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | May 24, 2019 Ten former Ontario health ministers wrote an open letter to the Ontario government urging it to reverse cuts to public health. The letter suggests the “drastic cuts” will put the health of Ontarians at risk, citing the 2003 SARS...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | May 17, 2019 A proposed class action lawsuit is seeking more than $1.1 billion from Canadian drug companies for “deceptively promoting highly addictive opioids.” The proposed lawsuit also calls for opioid makers to admit they were negligent in...

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