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Historic Tri-Lateral Memorandum Of Understanding to be Signed at 2018 ICPHSO Annual Symposium....

ICPHSO BREAKING NEWS- December 15, 2017:

ICPHSO’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in Orlando, Florida, February 20-23, 2018, will be the location for the signing of a historic… 80 more words

Annual Symposium

Accuracy of fentanyl test strips under scrutiny by Health Canada

Health Canada is warning that test strips to detect the illicit opioid fentanyl in street drugs may not produce accurate results.

A false negative means the test result does not identify fentanyl in a drug sample even when it’s present, which could lead to a false sense of security that could result in an overdose or death. 162 more words

Canada

Doctors beware: this opioid is not listed

Doctors rely on Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act as a guide in prescribing drugs. Tramadol is not listed there but that could change soon. 504 more words

Health

Doctors alarmed over lack of medical pot research, highlight evidence suggesting harm

There is little to no research to support the supposed benefits of medical cannabis, and what evidence exists suggests that using marijuana as medicine may do more harm than good, family doctors’ associations across Canada are telling their members. 833 more words

Health

A Step Forward for Self-administered MAiD in Canada

Jocelyn Downie and Stefanie Green argue that secobarbital, a self-administered medication for medical assistance in dying, will increase patient access and autonomy. 853 more words

Law & Policy

Ontario coroner investigating death of 13-year-old girl in Attawapiskat

An Ontario coroner has agreed to further investigate the death of 13-year-old Sheridan Hookimaw who died by suicide more than two years ago in Attawapiskat. But stopped short of calling for an inquest. 552 more words

Canada