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Health Canada proposes interim solution for oversight of cancer medication

Health Canada proposes interim solution for oversight of cancer medication

Officials with the federal health agency will discuss the proposal in a conference call Friday with top health bureaucrats from all the provinces and territories… Read on: globeandmail – National

 

Canada won’t alter Oxy policy despite US decision to bar generics from market

The feds says they won’t shift its policy on generic forms of OxyContin, despite the US shift. Sun News Canada’s network for news, politics, and opinions

 

Tory government looks to improve drug safety at Health Canada

A Star investigation into the safety of prescription drugs shone a light on problems with the way Health Canada collects and analyzes reports of adverse drug reactions, as well as the secrecy surrounding what the regulator learns about whether...

 

Advocates decry Ottawa’s decision to stop funding Health Council of Canada

Advocates decry Ottawa’s decision to stop funding Health Council of Canada

The Health Council of Canada was established in 2004 at the recommendation of former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow in his sweeping report on the sustainability of the Canadian health-care system. One of its jobs was to monitor the nine-year-old … Read...

 

Health Canada to tighten rules on playpens and stop sales of small magnets

Health Canada is planning to follow the lead of the United States and ban the sale of small, powerful magnets which can cause serious internal problems if swallowed by children globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

Birth-control recall expanded in Canada

Apotex is making the additional recall while it investigates why one lot of the product contained packages with extra placebo pills in place of active pills globeandmail – National

 

Health Canada to seek feedback on payment for blood plasma

Canadians will be able to comment on whether a private company should be allowed to pay people for their plasma… Read on: CBC | Health News

 

Spending on drugs slowing down in Canada

Spending on drugs slowing down in Canada

There is a glimmer of good news for those fearing runaway health costs: New spending on drugs has dropped to the lowest level since 1996. The marked slowdown – drug spending was up 3.3 per cent in 2012, a long way from the double-digit increases...

 

Health Canada probing cancer-drug ‘grey area’

Health Canada is investigating the growing practice among hospitals of outsourcing pharmacy services after the Star revealed serious oversight gaps at a company that supplied watered-down chemotherapy drugs to nearly 1,200 cancer patients… Read...

 

Aglukkaq fought against dues after pulling Canada out of health group

Seven months after Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq pulled Canada out of an international health group that it helped found, she fought back against claims that Canada should pay membership dues. Ms. Aglukkaq aborted Canada’s membership in...

 

Canada ranked 17th out of 29 wealthy countries in child well being index by UNICEF

Canada ranked 17th out of 29 wealthy countries in child well being index by UNICEF

Canada ranks 17th out of 29 so-called wealthy countries when it comes to the well-being of children, according to a new study from UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency. UNICEF graded the 29 countries in five categories and Canada’s...

 

Canada “losing out on secret drug price deals”

Health systems around the world are increasingly negotiating secret price rebates from pharmaceutical companies, and Canada risks losing out on these deals, new research warns. For the study, which is published in the April issue of the journal...

 

Health Canada recalls birth control pill Alysena

If you had a prescription filled for the birth control pill, Alysena 28 day – you’ll want to check the lot number due to an urgent manufacturer recall. According to Apotex, the manufacturer of the Alysena birth control pill, one package...

 

Sunnybrook opens largest breast-cancer centre in Canada

Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre offers next-day diagnosis to women, immediate reconstructive surgery and tailored treatment options for patients globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

London Health Sciences Centre eliminating 50 to 60 jobs

London Health Sciences Centre is eliminating 50 to 60 jobs to help cover an expected $ 30-million budget shortfall. The cuts will be made through attrition, meaning no one will be laid off, officials said. With more than 10,000 people on the...