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August 13, 2018 4:45 PM Ontario pauses opening three overdose-prevention sites as it conducts review

Ontario’s health minister says the province will hold off on opening three new overdose-prevention sites intended to help fight the opioid crisis. Christine Elliott says the sites in Thunder Bay, St. Catharines and Toronto will be frozen as the province conducts a review of harm-reduction practices and determines if the sites “have merit.” Overdose prevention 5

August 8, 2018 3:51 PM Man dies after altercation with Canada Border Services Agency officers in Calgary

CALGARY—A foreign national is dead after going into medical distress during an altercation with Canada Border Services Agency officers Tuesday in Calgary. In a press release Wednesday morning, CBSA Prairie Acting Regional Director General Nina Patel said “an altercation took place between the individual and the two CBSA officers on board a flight from Calgary 12

August 8, 2018 1:15 PM Ontario should offer incentives to reverse psychiatrist shortage, report says

And though enrolment in medical school is growing, the percentage of applicants choosing psychiatry is declining, the report says. “Governments are investing a significant amount of money into improving mental health services, which is great ... (but) there’s some issues with access to treatment at this point, and if we don’t have enough psychiatrists 6

August 7, 2018 10:12 PM Blue Jays place 3B Brandon Drury on 10-day DL with hand injury

Brandon Drury showed up in the Blue Jays dugout at Rogers Centre on Tuesday with his hand in a cast to protect a fracture at the base of the fifth metacarpal on his left hand, an injury he suspects happened when the third baseman was hit by a pitch on July 24 while still a member of the New York Yankees. Two days after that at-bat, the 25-year-old was acquired 12

August 4, 2018 12:19 PM Thai boys rescued from cave leave Buddhist temple as novice monks

According Dr. Paul Auerbach of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University’s medical school, it’s possible that they might suffer withdrawal or perhaps post-traumatic stress disorder, which is characterized by symptoms that include insomnia, nightmares, hypervigilance, low mood, difficulty concentrating on schoolwork, flashbacks and avoidance 9

August 1, 2018 8:52 PM Migrant toddler reportedly dies after leaving ICE facility

“Without a name or more specific information, we are unable to research this allegation,” ICE spokesperson Danielle Bennett said in a statement. “That doesn’t make the allegation true, just impossible to refute.” Dilley, officially known as the South Texas Family Residential Center, is the largest of ICE’s three family detention centres, with a capacity 13

July 31, 2018 12:57 PM Manulife partners with Shoppers Drug Mart for medical marijuana program

WATERLOO, ONT.—The Manulife Financial insurance company says it will launch the first medical marijuana program in Canada this fall in conjunction with Shoppers Drug Mart. Manulife says the program will be available as an option for participating group and individual health insurance plans. Under the partnership, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists at an Ontario-based 14

July 31, 2018 12:37 PM Alex Trebek hints he may retire from Jeopardy! in 2020, names potential replacements

During an interview with TMZ’s Harvey Levin on Fox News Channel’s OBJECTified, Trebek said there’s a “50/50 and a little less” that he will return to the popular, long-running game show after his contract expires in 2020. The 78-year-old has been at the helm of the syndicated game show since 1984. He took a short medical leave of absence at the beginning 15

July 25, 2018 9:32 PM Richard Kachkar, who was found not criminally responsible for killing a Toronto cop, gets conditional discharge

The release also bars Kachkar from consuming alcohol, carrying any weapons or using non-medical drugs. “A violation of any of these conditions would mean that he’d be arrested anywhere in Canada, with or without a warrant,” Schneider said. “The decision only means that his condition is sufficiently well-controlled, and he no longer requires in-patient 14

July 17, 2018 6:41 PM Cannabis company Aphria expands to South America, Jamaica with acquisition

Aphria’s Colombian operation will be anchored by Colcanna SAS, which has licences to cultivate and manufacture medicinal extracts from cannabis, including oil, for domestic use and export. Aphria is also acquiring ABP S.A., which distributes to an extensive network of pharmacies, distributors, government clinics and hospitals throughout Argentina. It also has a licence 8