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First Nations hope for concrete steps from AG's health care report

Northern First Nations chiefs are anxiously awaiting the Auditor General’s report on access to health care in their remote communities.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alfred Fiddler says the report, to be tabled Tuesday, will highlight what his people have been saying for years. 515 more words


Health Canada dishes out censored information on common drug to Toronto doctor

The pregnant patient sitting in Dr. Nav Persaud’s downtown Toronto clinic had questions about a routine prescription.

He gave a quick, reassuring answer, but after she left, Persaud wondered if he really knew enough about the drug. 1,475 more words


Former Health Canada manager appointed National Access Cannabis CEO

A former Health Canada manager who helped Canadians navigate the sometimes hazy world of medical marijuana access has been appointed CEO of an emerging company that educates patients on its use. 371 more words

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Health Canada's policy on genetically modified food puts Canadians at risk, activist says

U.S-based public interest attorney Steven Druker, Executive Director of the Alliance for Bio-Integrity, and the author of Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, has called on Health Canada to change its policy on genetically engineered foods and alert Canadians to its risks. 412 more words

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Complaints over excessive doctor fees jumped four-fold since 2010

The number of Quebecers filing complaints about excessive fees charged by doctors in private practice has soared by 374 per cent during the past five years, according to newly-released figures by the Quebec College of Physicians. 777 more words

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What you need to know about flakka, the latest drug causing erratic behaviour

It’s dubbed the street version of bath salts, concocted in labs overseas and shipped into North America. The latest synthetic drug garnering attention is called flakka and it induces paranoia, psychosis and extreme aggression. 704 more words


Health Canada looks to re-label weed killer Roundup

Health Canada is looking into how it labels glyphosate, the most popular weed killer in the world.

Under the name-brand Roundup, glyphosate has come to dominate the herbicide market, earning its maker Monsanto Co. 515 more words