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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | February 14, 2020 Canada is a long way from providing the same level of virtual care that is available in other countries, according to a national taskforce. The task force called for a pan-Canadian framework to address gaps in standards,...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | February 7, 2020 Health Canada should reconsider how it funds services for people with opioid use disorder, according to an internal report citing a “lack of progress” on the issue. The report suggests a shift to an “outcomes-based” model where...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | January 31, 2020 Ontario confirmed two cases of the novel coronavirus – the first in Canada – and is monitoring 27 possible cases. British Columbia has tested 114 people and confirmed one case. Meanwhile, Health Canada is not answering questions...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | January 24, 2020 Six people in Quebec and at least one person in Vancouver were under close monitoring after potential exposure to the new coronavirus that has infected more than 400 people in China, spread to other countries and led to the...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | January 17, 2020 Canadians have until January 27 to weigh in on expanding access to assisted death, after a Quebec court ruled the current law was too restrictive. The online consultation includes questions about changing the 10-day “reflection...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | January 10, 2020 The Public Health Agency of Canada warned travelers to China to avoid contact with animals after dozens of people became critically ill with viral pneumonia of unknown origin, which was first reported last week in Wuhan, a city...

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