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Archive for: Ontario Region

Ontario hospitals surveyed on outsourcing IV drugs

A total of 10 hospitals in Ontario say they bought bulk IV medications from Marchese Hospital Solutions, a survey suggests. CBC | Health News

 

Ontario pharmacy group aims to prevent chemo errors

The Ontario College of Pharmacists is taking action to try to prevent future problems in preparing chemotherapy. CBC | Health News

 

Ontario law will close regulatory gap that led to diluted chemo drugs

Ontario law will close regulatory gap that led to diluted chemo drugs

College of Pharmacists will be empowered inspect facilities not previously considered a pharmacy or a drug manufacturer… Read on: globeandmail – National

 

Number of companies like Marchese operating in Ontario unknown

Number of companies like Marchese operating in Ontario unknown

Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews says she doesn’t know how many companies provide services like Marchese Hospital Solutions, which supplied diluted cancer drugs to five hospitals… CBC | Health News

 

Number of cancer patients at Ontario hospital treated with watered-down chemotherapy swells to 691

TORONTO — A London, Ont., hospital says 26 more cancer patients received watered-down chemotherapy drugs, in addition to the more than 1,100 patients in Ontario and New Brunswick. That brings the total number of patients affected at the hospital...

 

New Brunswick is joining Ontario in investigation of diluted chemotherapy

New Brunswick is joining Ontario in investigation of diluted chemotherapy

New Brunswick is joining Ontario in an investigation to determine how diluted chemotherapy drugs were given to more than 1,100 patients in the two provinces. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

Doctors say Ontario needs to address its ‘drinking problem’

TORONTO – Ontario has a drinking problem and the government must do something about it, the organization representing the province’s doctors said Tuesday. The Ontario Medical Association said heavy drinking is very common and gets...

 

Traditional Chinese medicine now regulated in Ontario

Beginning today, patients receiving acupuncture, herbal remedies or other forms of traditional Chinese medicine in Ontario will have some reassurance that those treating them are qualified to do so. CBC | Health News

 

Ontario Tories criticize eHealth for executive’s taxpayer-funded PhD

  Spending at eHealth Ontario is out of control again with taxpayers spending about $ 10,000 — including airfares — for a top executive making $ 245,696 a year to get her PhD at an Ottawa university, the Progressive Conservatives charge. “There...

 

Switch to e-records causing pain for Ontario doctors

Medical clinics and other primary health-care centres in Ontario have been struggling with the transition to electronic patient records, say several industry experts. An increasing number of physicians, nurse practitioners and a host of other...

 

Ontario to bring in legislation banning minors from using tanning beds

Ontario to bring in legislation banning minors from using tanning beds

Ontario will be the latest province to table legislation banning minors from using tanning beds. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

Ontario government cutting billions from health funding, says health-care group

And if the last provincial budget was any indication, things aren’t likely to get better any time soon in Ontario. “We’re calling it the austerity budget,” said Nathalie Sheppard, campaign organizer for the Ontario Health Coalition...

 

Ontario has no plans to fund in vitro fertilization

Ontario’s newly re-appointed health minister Deb Matthews says she has no plans for routine funding of in vitro fertilization treatments, though some medical experts have said funding the treatment could save the province in the long...

 

PEI Senator Mike Duffy uses Ontario health card, raising new residency questions

Senate committee seeking legal advice about residency claims and expenses filed by Duffy and two other senators globeandmail – Politics

 

Private sector should take bigger role in health care, Ontario Tories say

Private sector should take bigger role in health care, Ontario Tories say

Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives want the private sector to play a bigger role in the health care system, providing services from MRIs to home care. Leader Tim Hudak said Thursday such measures would save money and offer patients a...