Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | April 18, 2019 Allowing private clinics to obtain public coverage for private medical services via extra-billing and user fees would “turn back the clock” on equitable health care access in Canada, argued the lawyer for the Attorney General of...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | April 12, 2019 The Supreme Court refused an appeal from the Ontario Medical Association and other physician groups to keep the names of top-billing doctors private. Ontario’s top court previously ruled that names and financial details disclosed...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | April 5, 2019 Nova Scotia tabled legislation that would make it the first jurisdiction in North America to have presumed consent for organ and tissue donation. Under the bill, people must opt out of donating their organs, except for children and...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | March 29, 2019 About 30% of Canadians are waiting longer than recommended for hip and knee replacements and cataract surgery. Prince Edward Island saw some of the largest increases, with wait times for hip replacements rising 18% and knee...
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Health News Recap

Roger Collier | CMAJ | March 22, 2019 The 2019 federal budget earmarked funding to address several health initiatives, including suicide prevention, addressing the opioid crisis and creating a national drug agency. Other areas of health allocated money in the budget...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | March 15, 2019 The federal government increased restrictions on opioid advertising. Under new rules, all pamphlets, ads and marketing materials for opioids must contain only statements approved by Health Canada and convey both risks and benefits....

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