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Archive for: Toronto

Toronto Public Health report calls for calorie, sodium info on menus

TORONTO – Toronto Public Health is calling on the province to bring in legislation that would have chain restaurants post the calorie and sodium values of food on their menus. 680News food and nutrition expert Rose Reisman says this has been...

 

Health care for refugees

Health care for refugees

Mr. Alvarracin, fair is when everybody pays into the system, and thus can access its benefits, not when you show up a week ago and expect full service health care to the tune of the estimated $ 210,000 it will cost Canadian taxpayers for your health care… Read...

 

Harper government is abandoning leadership in health care: Editorial

Established in 2003, the council was given its eventual raison d’etre the following year: to monitor the implementation of the 10-year, $ 41-billion health accord that then-prime minister Paul Martin negotiated with the provinces. Next...

 

Health Minister Deb Matthews takes on for-profit physiotherapy clinics

Health Minister Deb Matthews said Thursday the Liberals are “taking action” to give 218,000 more seniors physio, exercise and fall-prevention classes. That will “clear the waiting lists” and bring to 500,000 the number of Ontarians...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Bureaucracy, secrecy, arrogance by health sector keep public in the dark: Cohn

Ultimately, though, it is Health Minister Deb Matthews who is accountable to the public for the lapses of these organizations, which are part of a public trust. Any self-regulating profession must also be self-correcting — not self-governing....

 

Health minister says it’s not clear who is responsible for inspecting chemo drugs

“Health Canada has jurisdiction (over manufacturers), the Ontario College of Pharmacist has jurisdiction over pharmacists practicing in this province and pharmacies, hospitals have responsibility for the security of their drugs, There is...

 

Results from Toronto marijuana study in 1972 still not public

In the winter of 1972, 20 young women took part in one of the weirdest scientific experiments in this country’s history. For 98 days in a downtown Toronto hospital, their brains, hearts, kidneys, livers, blood and urine were rigorously tested...

 

Give Health Canada power to require post-market monitoring of drug safety: Senate Report

Give Health Canada power to require post-market monitoring of drug safety: Senate Report

“The monitoring of a drug’s performance, once it enters the population, is an enormously important opportunity to collect information to benefit the health of Canadians and that is not being done,” Conservative Senator Kelvin Ogilvie...

 

Ontario’s health care system should serve need, not greed

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Our publicly-funded, not-for-profit health-care system is described as being in crisis and unsustainable. A privileged few will come forward with their scheme to magically save the system by selling...

 

Inside Epilepsy: Patients turn to brain surgery for treatment

Doctors have a couple dozen drug therapy options to give to their epilepsy patients. Around two thirds of epilepsy cases are treatable with medication;but some patients have to consider brain surgery as an option… Read on: Health

 

Alcohol one of Canada’s top health threats: Study

The report notes seven of 10 provinces meet only 50 per cent of their full potential on advertising policy, and suggests a simple solution: Shift the “focus of provincial liquor board websites away from product promotion” and towards a “health focused … health

 

Appalled by cuts to refugee health care

The cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program, which were implemented without consultation with provinces or health-care providers, are contrary to Canada’s obligations under the UN Refugee Convention, are contrary to the Canadian...

 

Wonder drug recall: Health Canada warns of deaths from Hep C pills

Health Canada warned people to seek “urgent” medical treatment and to stop using the drug immediately if they develop a rash while taking Incivek, the trademark name of the drug teleprevir produced by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc....