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May 17, 2018 3:38 PM Seniors in long-term care facilities twice as likely to be on opioids: report

Almost 40 per cent of long-term care residents in five provinces were prescribed opioids Seniors in long-term care facilities appeared to be twice as likely to be prescribed opioids compared to other people their age and three times as likely to be on antidepressants, according to 2016 data in a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information 10

May 10, 2018 11:24 PM B.C. hits highest monthly drug overdose death toll since 2016

The B.C. government declared a public health emergency over the crisis two years ago, but the death toll hasn’t abated. The coroner says more than 1,400 residents died from suspected illicit drug overdoses last year. The number of deaths for the first three months of this year is about the same as the 400 reported for the same period in 2017, the coroner 7

May 4, 2018 8:00 PM Vancouver sees 74 per cent increase in overdose calls in final week of April

Mayor Gregor Robertson says the spike is the result of a toxic supply of drugs currently on the city streets. Mayor Gregor Robertson says the spike is the result of a toxic supply of drugs currently on the city streets, and people are urged to take precautions such as using supervised consumption sites. The city says its supporting initiatives aimed 16

May 4, 2018 2:13 AM Why did the maker of OxyContin pay Canadian doctors nearly three-and-a-half times more money per capita than it doled out to U.S. prescribers?

Experts warn that Purdue Pharma may be focusing its marketing efforts in Canada, where the drug company has not faced government sanctions like it has in the United States. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, paid Canadian doctors nearly three-and-a-half times more money than it doled out to U.S. prescribers, according to a Star analysis of the drug maker’s 12

April 24, 2018 10:28 PM Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea tea recalled for potential salmonella

Recalled product was sold at stores across Canada and online Throat Coat lemon Echinacea herbal tea is under recall after an ingredient was found to contain salmonella, Health Canada says. The department said Traditional Medicinals is voluntarily recalling the product after a company supplier found salmonella contamination in a tea ingredient, lemon 22

April 24, 2018 4:07 PM U.S. veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

Patient, who asked to remain anonymous, is expected to recover urinary and, eventually, sexual function A U.S. veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors say he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week. Saying they wanted to address "an unspoken 20

April 21, 2018 7:53 PM Alberta snowmobiler killed in 2-sled collision near Revelstoke, B.C

Police say one sledder was coming down the mountain when another crossed paths An Alberta man driving a snowmobile on Boulder Mountain near Revelstoke, B.C. has died after two snowmobiles collided, RCMP said. B.C. Ambulance Service was called around 11:30 a.m. on Friday to a two-vehicle crash on the mountain. Police said one sledder was headed down the mountain 19

April 21, 2018 11:45 AM Progressive justice, environmental, housing policies are priorities for grassroots Liberals

Liberal delegates at Halifax convention will vote on final 15 priority resolutions today Liberal Party members have short-listed their policy priorities, with universal pharmacare, decriminalizing drugs and the sex trade, and an underwater tunnel link to Newfoundland making the cut. Today is the final day of a three-day convention in Halifax, an unofficial 14

April 20, 2018 4:14 PM Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola, WHO says

Hungarian officials asked WHO for help after a scientist had an 'accidental exposure' to Ebola The World Health Organization says it has co-ordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month. The U.N. health agency said in an emailed 12

April 18, 2018 3:37 PM Corruption trial jury faces choice of believing accused cop or drug dealer witness

Craig Ruthowsky's lawyer argued in closing arguments the Crown's key witness is a self-serving liar And it will depend largely on whether the drug dealer who was the Crown's key witness is seen by jurors as truthful or a self-serving liar. After five weeks of testimony and dozens of witnesses, defence lawyer Greg Lafontaine and assistant Crown attorney 18