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  • The new drug dilemma: Does big pharma have a duty to humankind — or its shareholders?
  • How to immunize the world
  • Student Innovators Offered the Opportunity to Bring their Classroom Project to Life at SickKids Hospital
  • What Conservatives Have Missed About Drug Safety
  • Wynne introduces new cabinet with aim to capitalize on majority mandate
  • Ambrose rolls out panel to target innovation in health care
  • Kalydeco: A ‘miracle drug,’ with a catch

The new drug dilemma: Does big pharma have a duty to humankind — or its shareholders?

MONTREAL — There’s a chart executives with Quebec’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. like to show proving what a mess global drug development has become… Read on: Financial Post


How to immunize the world

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an important commitment on the world stage a few weeks ago to maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). His was not an idle statement. Canada committed $ 3.5 billion to the effort for the period 2015 to 2020. Harper said something else notable during his […]


Student Innovators Offered the Opportunity to Bring their Classroom Project to Life at SickKids Hospital

Earlier this year, Western University Health Studies students Ashleigh Davis, Bridget Shaver, Dilshaan Panjwani, and Joseph Tropiano joined together to work on an assignment for Dr. Anne Snowdon’s Health Innovation and Leadership Class. According to Dr. Snowdon, who Chairs the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, the purpose of the […]


What Conservatives Have Missed About Drug Safety

Giving Health Canada the power to recall faulty medicines should have been a no-brainer. Introduced in December 2013, “Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law)” is the first bill to update Canada’s drug safety laws in over 50 years. Considering how important they claimed the legislation to be, Conservatives […]


Wynne introduces new cabinet with aim to capitalize on majority mandate

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her revamped cabinet are being sworn in as they prepare to implement their agenda with a strengthened majority government. Wynne is breaking apart the massive finance portfolio in a move that appears to signal her resolve to eliminate a $ 12.5-billion deficit. Charles […]


Ambrose rolls out panel to target innovation in health care

Health Minister Rona Ambrose has launched a high-profile panel on innovation, five months after the announcement was first made. The wise person’s panel is meant to examine and keep track of the state of health care innovation in Canada. Ambrose announced the creation of the wise persons panel at an Economic Club […]


Kalydeco: A ‘miracle drug,’ with a catch

Kalydeco is being heralded as a ‘miracle drug’ for cystic fibrosis patients, but each province and territory must decide whether it will cover the cost of the drug at the negotiated price… Read on: globeandmail – National


 

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Ackman names six proposed board nominees for Allergan

Activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management LP has put forth its slate of six board nominees for takeover target Allergan Inc. in its move to try to unseat a majority of the company’s directors. Pershing Square, Allergan’s...

 

The new drug dilemma: Does big pharma have a duty to humankind — or its shareholders?

The new drug dilemma: Does big pharma have a duty to humankind — or its shareholders?

MONTREAL — There’s a chart executives with Quebec’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. like to show proving what a mess global drug development has become… Read on: Financial Post

 

New opioid standards to tackle widespread, serious abuse in Canada

Health Canada move tackles widespread prescription-drug abuse problem… Read on: globeandmail – National

 

Health Canada inspection raises concerns about GSK flu vaccine plant

TORONTO – Health Canada has advised pharmaceutical giant GSK it wants to see an action plan for fixing problems at the country’s only flu vaccine production facility. GSK was given 30 days in which to lay out a proposal and timeline...

 

B.C.’s $1-Billion Investment Fails To Improve Primary Health Care

B.C.’s $1-Billion Investment Fails To Improve Primary Health Care

By Ruth Lavergne and Kim McGrail Since 2006, British Columbia has spent more than $ 1 billion to improve primary health care. So have B.C. patients benefited from such a massive investment? Sadly, it appears not. Primary care — access...

 

How to immunize the world

How to immunize the world

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an important commitment on the world stage a few weeks ago to maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). His was not an idle statement. Canada committed $ 3.5 billion to the effort for the period 2015 to 2020. Harper...

 

How B.C. doctors improved the health system for patients and taxpayers

Contrary to criticisms about billing levels, the province’s novel collaborative approach between doctors and government has produced better medical results and kept more doctors in practice… Read on: globeandmail – National

 

Student Innovators Offered the Opportunity to Bring their Classroom Project to Life at SickKids Hospital

Student Innovators Offered the Opportunity to Bring their Classroom Project to Life at SickKids Hospital

Earlier this year, Western University Health Studies students Ashleigh Davis, Bridget Shaver, Dilshaan Panjwani, and Joseph Tropiano joined together to work on an assignment for Dr. Anne Snowdon’s Health Innovation and Leadership Class. According...

 

What Conservatives Have Missed About Drug Safety

What Conservatives Have Missed About Drug Safety

Giving Health Canada the power to recall faulty medicines should have been a no-brainer. Introduced in December 2013, “Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law)” is the first bill to update Canada’s drug...

 

Wynne introduces new cabinet with aim to capitalize on majority mandate

Wynne introduces new cabinet with aim to capitalize on majority mandate

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her revamped cabinet are being sworn in as they prepare to implement their agenda with a strengthened majority government. Wynne is breaking apart the massive finance portfolio in a move that appears...

 

Ambrose rolls out panel to target innovation in health care

Ambrose rolls out panel to target innovation in health care

Health Minister Rona Ambrose has launched a high-profile panel on innovation, five months after the announcement was first made. The wise person’s panel is meant to examine and keep track of the state of health care innovation in Canada. Ambrose...

 

Kalydeco: A ‘miracle drug,’ with a catch

Kalydeco: A ‘miracle drug,’ with a catch

Kalydeco is being heralded as a ‘miracle drug’ for cystic fibrosis patients, but each province and territory must decide whether it will cover the cost of the drug at the negotiated price… Read on: globeandmail – National

 

Toronto doctor gives $10-million for First Nations health care

Dr. Michael Dan and his wife, Amira, make donation to U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health… Read on: globeandmail – National

 

Canada’s Refugee Health Cuts Are a Symptom of a Larger Disease

Canada’s Refugee Health Cuts Are a Symptom of a Larger Disease

On Monday, June 16, 2014, thousands of health care providers, social service providers, immigrants, refugees and allies across Canada demonstrated against the Conservative government’s cuts to the refugee health program. It is these cuts...

 

Canadian Wait Times: While Politicians Dither, Patients Die

Canadian Wait Times: While Politicians Dither, Patients Die

Over the past two decades, the general Canadian attitude toward wait times for medical treatment seems to have evolved into a resigned acceptance of this ostensibly “mild nuisance” in an otherwise excellent system. It’s time...