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In this issue:

Université de Moncton hopes to train pharmacists
Study: New coronavirus can infect human lungs as easily as cold virus
Hospitals struggle to keep up as more youth seek help for mental illness
Commonly-used painkiller "should be banned over heart risk"
Halting unsafe injection practices still a challenge
Pharmacist: Most equal job for men and women
Drug plan substitutions: Handle with care
Health Canada broadens turbine study


Université de Moncton hopes to train pharmacists
CBC News
L'Université de Moncton is hoping to offer New Brunswick's first pharmacy program, beginning in September 2015. It would be the only French-language pharmacy program offered in Canada, outside of Quebec, and could help retain pharmacists in New Brunswick, said academic vice-president Neil Boucher.
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Study: New coronavirus can infect human lungs as easily as cold virus
CTV News
A study has shown that the new coronavirus is adept at infecting the cells of the airways of the human lung and can do it as well as a virus that is one of the causes of the common cold. A senior author of the research says the findings suggest this new virus is already well-adapted to being a human pathogen. Volker Thiel and colleagues tested the new virus in human bronchial cells in a system that mimics the environment of the lining of the airways of the upper lung.
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Hospitals struggle to keep up as more youth seek help for mental illness
CTV News
The number of children and teens turning up in emergency units with serious mental health disorders is happening in alarming numbers, placing a strain on resources that hospitals say are no longer cutting it. CTV News surveyed a number of hospitals across Canada and all reported increases in the number of youth seeking help for severe mental illness, such as depression, suicidal risk and behavioural issues.
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Commonly-used painkiller "should be banned over heart risk"
The Telegraph
Safer alternatives exist to diclofenac, say researchers at the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, who want it banned worldwide. Diclofenac, like ibuprofen, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or 'NSAID'. It is often prescribed after surgery and to combat arthritic pain, when ibuprofen is not strong enough. It can also be purchased over the counter at a pharmacy without a prescription, for example in the branded form of Voltarol Pain-eze tablets.
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Halting unsafe injection practices still a challenge
Pharmacy Practice News
An infection spread by unsafe injection practices can happen anywhere. In 2008, it happened at an endoscopy clinic in Las Vegas. When a patient infected with hepatitis C was injected with propofol from a single-dose vial, backflow contaminated the syringe. Nurses reused the syringe to draw additional medication from the vial after replacing the needle.
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Pharmacist: Most equal job for men and women
CNN
Doctors are still mostly men, and nurses are almost all women. But pharmacists are another story. Pharmacists are a fast-growing profession offering a six-figure salary — and the pay is nearly equal for men and women. "The position of pharmacist is probably the most egalitarian of all U.S. professions today," Harvard economists Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz wrote in a paper on the subject they published in September.
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Drug plan substitutions: Handle with care
Benefits Canada
Drug plan cost increases have levelled in recent years due to a large number of high-volume medications becoming available in a generic form and provincial drug reform driving down the price of generic drugs. At the same time, some insurance carriers have automatically implemented mandatory generic substitution policies on the majority of their plans (giving plan sponsors the option to opt out if they choose).
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Health Canada broadens turbine study
CottageCountryNow
Wind farm opposition says Health Canada's wind turbine study is a flop, while turbines continue to be erected. "The only true way for this study to have any impact whatsoever is for a full moratorium on all industrial wind developments in Ontario until the study is complete and the results are released," said S.T.O.M.P. (Stop Turbines on Maple Hill Powassan) co-founder Anne Smith.
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