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    Oct 19

    Pharmacare is not a top health-care priority for Canadians, poll finds Now that marijuana legalization is out of the way, a new poll suggests the Liberal government’s next big drug policy — the possible creation of national pharmacare — is not a top health-care priority for Canadian voters. Toronto Star
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    Oct 17

    Despite marijuana legalization, medicinal pot advocates say there’s still much work to be done For years, people who were ill, and their advocates, have been fighting to see cannabis considered as a legitimate medical treatment. But now that grassroots advocacy has been taken up by big business, change is afoot. Toronto Star
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    Oct 15

    A look at the personal and economic cost of chronic pain According to doctors, chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than three months and doesn't get better with conventional treatment. Statistics Canada says six million people across the country suffer from chronic pain, meaning 20 per cent of the population is affected. Public
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    Oct 09

    Toronto hospital offers same-day hip replacement surgery Women’s College Hospital in Toronto offers same-day hip replacement surgery, a procedure that is becoming increasingly necessary as the country’s population ages and rates of obesity increase. Public
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    Oct 09

    Universal Pharmacare: Prescribing a solution A 2015 poll shows that 91 percent of Canadians support implementing a universal pharmacare program, which is likely to make this a topic that will be grabbing attention during next year’s federal election.  Public
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    Oct 02

    More online shopping but also pricier drugs: What the new NAFTA means for your wallet As part of the deal, Canada has agreed to extend patent protections for so-called biological pharmaceutical drugs from eight to 10 years, a concession Mexico had already agreed to. Public
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    Sep 26

    Minor to Severe Depression Linked to Arthritis Later In Life, Study Suggests Arthritis is commonly found in adults over age 50 with varying degrees of depression ranging from minor to severe, according a new study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Public
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    Sep 19

    The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis, Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder Is Powerful People with RA are significantly more likely to have mental health issues compared to people without RA, study suggests. Public
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    Sep 18

    TTC subway operator barred while using medicinal cannabis A Toronto Transit Commission employee says she's back on opioids because her employer told her she can't use medical marijuana and remain as a subway operator, even though her doctor thinks cannabis is the best treatment for her chronic pain.  Public
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