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Archive for: Alberta

Alberta Health Services says 186 babies and children got improperly mixed nutritional supplements

Dr. Ernest Phillopos, regional medical director, neonatal intensive care, Alberta Health Services, speaking at a news conference which announced a decision to review protocols and processes for the preparation of a nutritional supplement called...


Gunter: Premier Alison Redford and Health Minister Fred Horne must take blame for Alberta health care fiasco

The Alberta provincial government claims it will spend $ 36.4 billion on operations in the coming year. Edmonton stories


Alberta pharmacies to stop offering Air Miles, Aeroplan points with prescription drug purchases

Pharmacies will be banned from offering loyalty and rewards programs when selling prescription drugs, the Alberta College of Pharmacists announced Thursday. The college, which regulates pharmacies in Alberta, said it is going ahead with a prohibition...


Braid: Deal with MDs good for Alberta health care

Whether by magic or canine intervention, this surprise resolution of a bitter conflict is good news for the health-care system, and for patients. It was no sure thing. Both sides — 8,000 doctors and the entire Redford government — had come...


Alberta doctors reach agreement with government

Alberta doctors reach agreement with government

The province and Alberta’s doctors have a agreed to a seven-year pact both sides say should end a bitter 2-1/2 standoff. Sun News Canada’s network for news, politics, and opinions


Former Alberta health executive accused of spending taxpayer money on medical expenses … in the United States

CALGARY — A former Alberta health executive has been accused of spending taxpayer money on medical expenses at the renowned private Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. On Monday, Alberta’s opposition Wildrose Party released expense receipts from...


Premier Redford strikes tentative deal with Alberta doctors

‘I deeply appreciate the physicians’ willingness to be flexible and to be accommodating,’ Ms. Redford said at the announcement globeandmail – National


System-wide change threatening Alberta health care

Yet another system-wide change is threatening stability of health care in Alberta — and the wrecking-ball cycle coincides with provincial elections, according to a trio of Edmonton physicians. Alberta stories


Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein a recognizable face for unknown dementia

Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein a recognizable face for unknown dementia

Experts say Ralph Klein’s struggle with a relatively unknown form of dementia called frontotemporal degeneration has brought some needed attention to the disease. Ottawa Citizen – Health


Steve Morgan: Moving to Income-Based Drug Coverage is the Wrong Prescription for Alberta

The Alberta government has announced major pharmacare reforms: the province is planning to move from a system where public drug coverage is available mainly for seniors to a system where coverage will be restricted based upon income. Experience...


Michael Law: Generic Drug Prices in Alberta: A Step in the Right Direction

Want to buy a $ 100 coffee? Sounds absurd, doesn’t it? However, it’s equally absurd that this is how much more Albertans pay for some generic drugs than people in other countries. Take, for instance, 20mg of the cholesterol-lowering...


Alberta researchers uncover massive misuse of MRIs for patients

Lower back pain is being blamed for a big pain in the posterior when it comes to Albertans receiving timely diagnosis for what ails them. Alberta stories


Alberta docs reject health minister’s demand

On the province’s deadline day, Alberta doctors rejected the Health Minister’s demand to identify $ 275 million in cuts.Sun News Canada’s network for news, politics, and opinions


Alberta doctors want arbitration in contract dispute

The association representing Alberta’s doctors says it want to go to arbitration after failed contract negotiations with the province… CBC | Health News


Alberta Health budget woes trigger administrative cuts

The provincial health ”superboard” announced plans Thursday to cut its administrative costs by at least 10 per cent. Included in the cuts is a three-year compensation freeze for all management, which affects roughly 10,000 of their...