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In this issue:


Report: Feds should invest $3.3 billion in health care for seniors
Reanalysis finds popular antidepressant ineffective, unsafe for teens
B.C. pharmacies try time-delayed safes for drugs
Flu shot is just one of several new services pharmacists can perform
Methadone program pioneer now says program isn't working
Hospital fills prescription for safety
Island health-care workers learn from talking mannequins
Wearables talking health care outside the clinic walls





Report: Feds should invest $3.3 billion in health care for seniors
Maclean's
A new report has put a price tag on aging in Canada. The Conference Board of Canada study, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), says that it would cost the federal government $3.3 billion in the next year to implement three strategies to cope with the wave of aging baby boomers.
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Reanalysis finds popular antidepressant ineffective, unsafe for teens
CBC News
Independent researchers have recrunched a drug company's data for the antidepressant Paxil and reached the opposite conclusion about its safety and effectiveness in children and adolescents. The first study — published in 2001, of 275 adolescents aged 12 to 18 with major depression — was paid for by the drug company. It was known as Study 329.
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B.C. pharmacies try time-delayed safes for drugs
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The B.C. College of Pharmacists has announced that, effective last week, all pharmacies must now place narcotics with the potential for abuse in time-delay safes as a deterrent for robbery. Previous police advisories have indicated robbers are targeting opiates — drugs like Metadol, fentanyl, methadone, oxycodone, codine and others. The college says these thefts are a rising concern, pointing to how there was a 200 per cent increase in these thefts in the Lower Mainland from 2012 to 2013.
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Flu shot is just one of several new services pharmacists can perform
Inside Toronto
Most people are aware Ontario pharmacists can now administer the flu shot. In fact, 650,000 Ontario residents took them up on that offer in 2014. But, that’s just one of a number of new services people can access at a local pharmacy following a number of regulation changes by the provincial government.
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Methadone program pioneer now says program isn't working
CBC News
A man who helped start the province's methadone program says he no longer thinks methadone is a good way to treat narcotics addictions. "Get off drugs, get involved with long-term treatment and counselling. That's where I think money would be better spent," said Ron Fitzpatrick, executive director of Turnings, an outreach group that helps addicts and former inmates. Although Fitzpatrick pushed to create methadone maintenance programs across Newfoundland and Labrador in 2005, he now says these programs aren't working as well as planned.
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Hospital fills prescription for safety
Vernon Morning Star
A new level of care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital means pharmacists and lab technicians will no longer be bumping elbows in the dark, crowded, dungeon-like basement. A bright, new, expanded pharmacy has taken over the old emergency department at VJH.
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Island health-care workers learn from talking mannequins
Times Colonist
Julia Smith, 19, was in surgery Thursday for a broken leg, and the routine operation was going well — until her heart rate sped up. Because she had a spinal anesthetic, she was awake and talking. She told Dr. Stan Vuksic she wasn't feeling well and was short of breath.
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Wearables talking health care outside the clinic walls
IT Business
The health care system is about to undergo a major revolution, from one that is test-and-treat based to one that is more preventative and constantly monitoring conditions in real time. This transition is being enabled by a variety of technologies that have become more applicable and affordable in recent years, including wearable technologies, big data, cloud computing and connected devices.
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The price of being pain free: Why are life-changing biologics out of reach for so many? (The Globe and Mail)
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