Turning the tide on the harm of opioids

Doctors must discuss pain management options with patients and not jump to the prescription pad for a quick fix

Turning the tide on the harm of opioids
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Doctors must discuss pain management options with patients and not jump to the prescription pad for a quick fix

The power of the placebo effect

A patient sometimes perceives a positive result, even from a fake drug

The power of the placebo effect
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A patient sometimes perceives a positive result, even from a fake drug

Increase in counterfeit drugs a danger to Canadians

As the trade in counterfeit drugs grows, so do the risks to Canadian patients and the costs to legitimate manufacturers

Increase in counterfeit drugs a danger to Canadians
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As the trade in counterfeit drugs grows, so do the risks to Canadian patients and the costs to legitimate manufacturers

Why won’t Canada stand up to Purdue Pharma?

The opioid manufacturer admits to illegal activity in the U.S., stops ads there and pays hundreds of millions in penalties. In Canada, it's business as usual

Why won’t Canada stand up to Purdue Pharma?
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The opioid manufacturer admits to illegal activity in the U.S., stops ads there and pays hundreds of millions in penalties. In Canada, it’s business as usual

Ontario politicians addicted to ill-fated pharmacare

Free prescription drugs skew people away from healthy lifestyles and spread the financial burden to taxpayers who don’t qualify for the drug plans

Ontario politicians addicted to ill-fated pharmacare
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Free prescription drugs skew people away from healthy lifestyles and spread the financial burden to taxpayers who don’t qualify for the drug plans

Access to medications shouldn’t depend on your job

We could give politicians the same medication coverage plans as food servers and see if that speeds up their deliberations about publicly-funding medications

Access to medications shouldn’t depend on your job
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We could give politicians the same medication coverage plans as food servers and see if that speeds up their deliberations about publicly-funding medications

When prescriptions do more harm than good

A new national program has pharmacists dispensing advice on how to curb harmful medications, particularly for seniors

When prescriptions do more harm than good
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A new national program has pharmacists dispensing advice on how to curb harmful medications, particularly for seniors

Ottawa blocking Canadians’ access to innovative drugs

Health Canada’s revisions to the drug-pricing review board will delay or prevent access to new drugs

Ottawa blocking Canadians’ access to innovative drugs
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Health Canada’s revisions to the drug-pricing review board will delay or prevent access to new drugs

The kids will smoke pot anyway

That's hardly a good reason to legalize marijuana but the federal government is pushing ahead anyway

The kids will smoke pot anyway
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That’s hardly a good reason to legalize marijuana but the federal government is pushing ahead anyway

Altered reality: why legalizing pot remains hazy

The Liberal strategy faces a Senate roadblock, questions about police preparedness and concerns that the provinces won't be ready by July 1

Altered reality: why legalizing pot remains hazy
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The Liberal strategy faces a Senate roadblock, questions about police preparedness and concerns that the provinces won’t be ready by July 1

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