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In this issue:

Study: Growth in drug spending slows in Canada
Hospital hand washing in N.S. to be measured
Shortage prompts call for government to rein in profit-driven drug makers
New hospital identified as Niagara priority
Canada to get blueprint for mental-health strategy
Prescription drug spending lowest in B.C.
A health system for the future
Ontario cutting hundreds of OHIP fees to docs
Study: Omega-3 shows no benefit for multiple sclerosis
Methadone program displaced from St. John's pharmacy


Study: Growth in drug spending slows in Canada
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While spending on drugs nudged up to $32-billion last year, the year-over-year increase was the lowest in a generation, a new study shows. Total drug costs rose just 4 per cent between 2010 and 2011, the Canadian Institute for Health Information reports. More



Hospital hand washing in N.S. to be measured
CBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
All Nova Scotia health authorities will have to report hand washing rates to the province's Department of Health and make them public, under proposed legislation. More

Shortage prompts call for government to rein in profit-driven drug makers
Ottawa Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Canada needs to get tough with pharmaceutical companies that put profits ahead of patient safety when they stop production of medically necessary drugs without notice, says one of the country's main buyers of drugs for hospitals. More

New hospital identified as Niagara priority
TheSpec.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The provincially appointed supervisor of the Niagara Health System is calling for a new hospital in South Niagara in a restructuring that would close four other facilities. More

Canada to get blueprint for mental-health strategy
The Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Canada is about to get its first-ever national mental health strategy — a massive report that may persuade Prime Minister Stephen Harper that his government must return Ottawa to a lead role on health care. More

Prescription drug spending lowest in B.C.
Times Colonist    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The growth of drug spending in Canada is at its lowest rate in 15 years, while B.C. enjoys the country's lowest spending per person on prescription drugs, according to a new report. More

A health system for the future
Hospital News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We often compare our health system to the United States and United Kingdom. But why compare to countries with systems that are not better than ours rather than looking at those that work well? More

Ontario cutting hundreds of OHIP fees to docs
Metro News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Liberal government is cutting several hundred OHIP fees as it moves to freeze wages for Ontario doctors amid contentious negotiations over a new labour agreement. The regulatory changes will retroactively take effect April 1, Health Minister Deb Matthews said Monday. The move comes after the Ontario Medical Association rejected her demand to hammer out an agreement over the weekend with a conciliator after months of negotiations. More

Study: Omega-3 shows no benefit for multiple sclerosis
Formulary    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids has no benefit in treating multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a clinical trial that appeared in the JAMA’s Archives of Neurology. However, researchers acknowledged the randomized controlled trial was underpowered. More

Methadone program displaced from St. John's pharmacy
CBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Patients receiving methadone replacement therapy through a pharmacy in St. John's have been told to seek alternatives, following the closure of a downtown dispensary. More


 


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