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In this issue:

Court has ruled on assisted death, but Canada is not prepared
4 ways to improve Canadian healthcare
Global life expectancy rises, but people remain sicker for longer
Integrated Comprehensive Care project gets raves from patients
Better monitoring of painkiller prescriptions needed, says Yukon coroner
Jury still out on the impact of vaping on your health
Ontario launches push to eliminate red and white health cards
B.C. launching 'Carrot Rewards' program to encourage to healthy living
TotalCareMart.com of Winnipeg advertising unapproved drugs online
Victoria pharmacist takes the online road





Court has ruled on assisted death, but Canada is not prepared
Globe and Mail
On Feb. 6, 2016 — one year after the historic Supreme Court ruling in the case of Kathleen Carter and Gloria Taylor — physician-assisted death will be legal in Canada. The Canadian Medical Association last week debated what life would be like for physicians and patients in this brave new world. One thing was clear: We are woefully unprepared for Feb. 7.
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4 ways to improve Canadian healthcare
Benefits Canada
Healthcare is the purview of the provinces in Canada, but health leadership—setting big-picture goals, helping achieve best practices across the country and providing long-term, sustainable funding models — is the role of the federal government. As the federal election campaign wages, Canadians should be pressing federal political parties to take a leadership position on the healthcare file. Primary care, in particular, could benefit from increased national dialogue. If we want to improve healthcare in Canada, primary care is a good place to start.
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Global life expectancy rises, but people remain sicker for longer
CBC News
People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries. General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria in the past decade and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.
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Integrated Comprehensive Care project gets raves from patients
Toronto Star
Imagine a health-care system where the clinician you meet prior to a surgery is the same person who cares for you while you're in hospital and after you make it home. Imagine that clinician being available to you 24/7 by phone or iPad to field pre-surgery questions or during recovery, to listen to worries about that incision you found flaring up, or an unexpected amount of pain.
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  Program for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

A unique online training program, developed by a team of experts and compliant with USP <797>, has just been launched by BCE Pharma. The program helps participants improve their knowledge and skills by watching videos related to compounding sterile preparations, filmed in a controlled environment. The participants also take part in online activities and quizzes to test their knowledge and answers are given in real time.

For more information call 1-514-544-5051 or visit www.bcepharma.com.
 


Better monitoring of painkiller prescriptions needed, says Yukon coroner
CBC News
Yukon's Chief Coroner is calling for a territory-wide system where doctors and pharmacists can share information on patients' prescriptions after investigating two deaths from mixed drug toxicity. In both cases, coroner Kirsten Macdonald found that the patients had obtained large quantities of prescription painkillers, either by refilling prescriptions early or visiting multiple clinics and pharmacies.
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Jury still out on the impact of vaping on your health
Toronto Star
There's no question e-cigarettes, also known as vaporizers, are growing in popularity. Many people see vaporizing, or vaping, as an alternative to using traditional cigarettes — and potentially as a tool to help people quit smoking. Vaping is less harmful than lighting up the real thing, but there's still not enough good evidence showing that it's harmless.
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Hospira's vision of integrity, accountability, and speed makes us a leading provider of a comprehensive line of high quality and cost effective generic injectables in Canada.

Learn more about Hospira's speciality injectable pharmaceuticals at www.hospira.ca or contact your Hospira Representative at 1-866-488-6088.
 


Ontario launches push to eliminate red and white health cards
CBC News
A push in Ontario to get residents to switch their old red and white health cards to the new green photo version is catching some by surprise. Pat Harrison was one of them. She moved 15 years ago and notices telling her to get the new card weren't forwarded. She had no idea her coverage had been suspended since 2006.
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B.C. launching 'Carrot Rewards' program to encourage to healthy living
CTV News
Staying in shape and eating right will soon pay off in British Columbia where an initiative is in the works to reward people with collector points for healthy-lifestyle choices, says Health Minister Terry Lake. B.C. is set to launch a joint federal-provincial healthy living program that will allow participants to earn loyalty points — similar to programs used by airlines and credit card companies.
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TotalCareMart.com of Winnipeg advertising unapproved drugs online
CBC News
An internet company based in Winnipeg is advertising drugs that are not approved by Health Canada, CBC News has learned. TotalCareMart, which operates out of a St. James Street strip mall, has been ordered to shut down by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba and it's being investigated by Health Canada. The regulators acted after CBC News inquired about TotalCareMart's advertising.
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Victoria pharmacist takes the online road
Times Colonist
A Victoria pharmacist believes there’s a better, more economical means of dispensing drugs and advice, and he’s launched a new company intent on proving it. Scott Monette, who formerly operated IDA-branded pharmacies in Victoria, has just started Mypharmacyonline.ca, hoping to win over clients by promising reduced costs and an increased focus on client consultation.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    4 things we can do to improve healthcare in Canada (Toronto Star)
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Whooping cough hitting more adults now (Ottawa Sun)
First Nations health improvements the goal of new sensitivity training program (CBC News)
Ontario group to tackle growing violence in hospitals (Toronto Star)
U.S. scientists take step toward making painkillers from yeast (CTV News)

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