Fight the deadly opioid epidemic at its roots

A firewall has to be built between pharmaceutical companies and physician training programs

Fight the deadly opioid epidemic at its roots
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CASSELS: A firewall has to be built between pharmaceutical companies and physician training programs

When it comes to medical tests and treatments, more is not always better

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CASSELS, LEVINSON, BOHM: With the availability of more medical tests also comes the risk of overtesting and overdiagnosis, worries Alan Cassels and doctors Wendy Levinson and Eric Bohm

Health Minister must reinstate funding for Cochrane Canada

Funding was terminated for Cochrane Canada, part of the key global health care resource Cochrane Collaboration, in September

Health Minister must reinstate funding for Cochrane Canada
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PERRY, CASSELS: Funding was terminated for Cochrane Canada, part of the key global health care resource Cochrane Collaboration, in September

Waiting for new pharmaceutical approvals the right approach

Why Canada’s ‘slow and low’ approach is the prudent one to take

Waiting for new pharmaceutical approvals the right approach
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CASSELS: Why Canada’s ‘slow and low’ approach is the prudent one to take

Think twice before institutionalizing national pharmacare

Any national pharmacare program would need an absolute firewall to protect it from the inevitable politics of drug coverage

Think twice before institutionalizing national pharmacare
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CASSELS: Any national pharmacare program would need an absolute firewall to protect it from the inevitable politics of drug coverage

Canadian employers waste $5B a year on inefficient drug coverage

Money would be better spent on increasing salaries and improving other benefits such as dental care

Canadian employers waste $5B a year on inefficient drug coverage
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CASSELS and O’BRADY: Money would be better spent on increasing salaries and improving other benefits such as dental care

The worst health advice you’ll get today

Misinformation about breast cancer screening still a problem

The worst health advice you’ll get today
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Misinformation about breast cancer screening still a problem.

The unintended consequences of celebrity health endorsements

The “Angelina Jolie effect” led to an increase in unnecessary genetic tests for breast cancer

The unintended consequences of celebrity health endorsements
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The “Angelina Jolie effect” led to an increase in unnecessary genetic tests for breast cancer.