Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | January 12, 2017 Ontario has a new health network dedicated to community-led health research in Indigenous communities. More than half of the people participating in the Indigenous Mentorship Network Program of Ontario, which involves 13...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | January 5, 2017 The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta is broadening its regulations on “boundary violations” to require doctors to avoid financial, legal and other “close personal” relationships with patients, in addition to sexual...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | December 22, 2017 Health Canada nearly doubled the number of marijuana production licenses it issued in the second half of 2017 in the rush to meet demand ahead of legalization next July. As of May, the regulator had granted 44 production...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | December 15, 2017 The Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act (Bill C-277) received Royal Assent and became law. It calls for a cohesive national plan to ensure Canadians in every province have access to high-quality palliative care. Deceased...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | December 8, 2017 The federal government plans to overhaul the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board to save $12.6 billion over the next decade from lower drug prices. The proposed reforms include considering value in pricing, changing countries...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | December 1, 2017 Emergency department wait times increased 11% in 2016–17 and are up 15% from five years ago, reported the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Ninety percent of visits were completed within 32.6 hours, up from 29.3 hours...

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