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Toronto's public transit provider says it has dismissed 73 people in connection with what it describes as a multimillion-dollar health benefits fraud scheme.
Health Canada says a safety review has found a risk of serious burns with the use of some over-the-counter topical pain relievers that contain menthol.
People suffering from back pain should consider first trying chiropractic services and other non-drug therapies in light of a new research review that found common over-the-counter and prescription pain medications have limited effectiveness for back pain and raise the risk of side-effects, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) said in a statement.
The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) has expressed support for the new recommendations on the use of opioids that were issued by The Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre at McMaster University. These recommendations were developed on behalf of Health Canada.
CALGARY – A woman who treated her son with holistic remedies including dandelion tea and oil of oregano before he died of a strep infection is expected to learn her fate today.
OTTAWA – A Liberal MP is speaking out about what she considers a frustratingly slow response by her own federal government to the crisis of fentanyl, a potent opioid linked to more than 500 overdose deaths last year in B.C. and Alberta alone.
Two Sudbury police officers have confessed to claiming more than $3,000 in extended health services they never received, and were sentenced for police misconduct, the CBC has reported.
OTTAWA – The Canadian government is moving to control six chemicals used to make the deadly opioid fentanyl in an effort to contain the growing overdose death toll.
OTTAWA – Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod says the provinces and territories are pushing to make health-care spending a priority when they sit down next month with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
CALGARY – Experts say the trial of a woman who turned to holistic medicine before the death of her seven-year-old son is likely to reignite a debate over the use of natural and alternative treatments.
REGINA – The federal government says it will provide $1.1 million to the University of Regina to research antibiotic resistance.
CALGARY – Thousands of layoffs that have hollowed out many of Calgary's downtown office towers are translating into tough times for health-care businesses that offer services covered by workplace insurance plans.
OTTAWA – Three leading mental health organizations want provincial and territorial health ministers to be open to targeted federal investments.
TORONTO – The use of opioids varies dramatically across Ontario, but overall the potent and addictive medications are responsible for hundreds of overdose deaths each year, researchers say.
TORONTO – Canada needs a comprehensive national strategy to curb rampant overprescribing of opioids and to reduce escalating numbers of deaths caused by overdoses of the powerful narcotics, addiction experts say.
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