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In this issue:

MyChart: One Toronto hospital's e-health triumph
CHEO partners with hospital in Uganda
No compromise on drug safety
Study finds why antidepressants work better for some
Cheap OxyContin would be anything but
Experimental MS drug shown to reduce relapses
Get junk food out of pharmacies
Call them hospital helpers
CEO: Hospitals face possible financial squeeze
County supports new super hospital
Halifax consumers worried, confused about drug coverage changes
Nova Scotia urges steps at psychiatric hospitals to protect public
The cost of getting sick


MyChart: One Toronto hospital's e-health triumph
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Judith Morley was looking forward to a relaxing holiday with her sister, sea kayaking and whale watching in Mexico. The 59-year-old from Thornhill, ON, had good reason to celebrate. She had recently received a clean bill of health from her cancer doctors at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. But on the southbound flight last year, Morley began to experience an excruciating pain in her belly. The plane made an emergency landing and she was rushed to a private Mexican medical clinic. More



CHEO partners with hospital in Uganda
Ottawa Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Staff at Ottawa's Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario soon will be sharing their time and skills in support of a legendary hospital in Uganda with deep ties to Canada. The St. Mary's Hospital La-cor, in northern Uganda, was started by Montreal surgeon Lucille Teasdale and her husband, Dr. Piero Corti, more than 50 years ago. More

No compromise on drug safety
The Victoria Times-Colonist    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The label 'Made in China' appears with growing regularity on all manner of products, from clothes to household appliances to office equipment. China's economy has undergone a massive expansion, churning out huge quantities of cheap consumer goods. But almost unnoticed, the country is poised to capture another market niche as well. More than half the worldwide supply of prescription medications originates in China. More

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Study finds why antidepressants work better for some
The Ottawa Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
British scientists have identified biological markers in the blood which should help doctors match patients to the best type of treatment for depression. The aim is to end the 'trial and error' prescription of antidepressants, which is often the only way depressed patients can find the most effective treatment, said researchers regarding what they described as a small but promising study. More

Cheap OxyContin would be anything but
The National Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Do generic drugs always cost less than brand name drugs? The answer depends on how you count the costs. In the case of OxyContin, price is not the only consideration. This point was recently made by Ontario's Minister of Health, Deb Matthews, in a letter to her federal counterpart, in which she stated that generic OxyContin will cost more than it will save because non-medical abuse of the prescription drug causes significant social costs. New research suggests she is probably right. More

Experimental MS drug shown to reduce relapses
CTV News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An experimental drug used to treat multiple sclerosis has been shown to significantly reduce the number of relapses suffered by patients, according to two major studies. The studies, both published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that the drug BG-12 also reduces the number of brain lesions that are found in MS patients. More

Get junk food out of pharmacies
The Saskatchewan StarPhoenix    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We are facing what is being called an epidemic of obesity and associated lifestyle conditions that include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and more. We have many activists calling for the regulation of 'fast food joints.' They want to legislate these restaurants, claiming that these establishments are a large part of why we have these health issues. More

Call them hospital helpers
The St. Catharine's Standard    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After 45 years working as a pharmacist at Greater Niagara General Hospital in Niagara Falls, Jennie Pichelli had more to give. "During all those years of practising pharmacy at the hospital, I became very much aware of the vital role that the volunteers played in the hospital," the Welland resident said. "I was especially impressed with their dedication and commitment. They are always willing and ready to help if they could — not just assisting patients, but staff as well." More



CEO: Hospitals face possible financial squeeze
Sudbury Northern Life    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hospitals across Ontario could face a financial squeeze because of a provincial funding freeze coupled with a new funding formula, according to Pat Campbell, president and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association. The association represents the province's 150 hospitals. More

County supports new super hospital
The Windsor Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Windsor politicians were supportive of constructing a new 'mega-hospital,' especially if it were centrally located and easily accessible to county residents. "We want to make sure access is more central to accommodate population growth," LaSalle Deputy Mayor Mark Carrick said. More

Halifax consumers worried, confused about drug coverage changes
The Chronicle-Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Halifax health-care information technology company has been deluged with calls from worried consumers due to confusion about how much they will pay for drugs. At issue are media reports that two major insurance companies would no longer cover customers for brand-name medicines when a generic version is available. More

Nova Scotia urges steps at psychiatric hospitals to protect public
CBC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nova Scotia government review has released lists better tracking and more frequent assessments of forensic psychiatric patients among the 18 recommendations prompted by the death of Halifax gay rights activist Raymond Taavel in April. Andre Noel Denny, a psychiatric patient at the East Coast Forensic Hospital, faces second-degree murder charges in Taavel's death. More

The cost of getting sick
The Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many Canadians are drawn to the freedom and flexibility offered by self-employment, but footing the bill for supplemental health care — such as prescriptions, eyeglasses and trips to the dentist — can get pricey when you don't have company benefits. Several months after graduating from the University of Toronto, Matthew Filipowich got slammed with a $1,500 bill for a root canal. Filipowich, 23, was working as a freelance photographer at the time and had no supplemental health coverage. More


 


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