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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 19

    Full access to healthcare services for chronic arthritis required says sufferer Living and dealing with the physical pain of a chronic disease is the scenario that Isabelle Delormes faces every day. The Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot resident was diagnosed at the age of 20 with ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory form arthritis that affects the spine and sacroiliac joints Public
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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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    Oct 01

    Jiffy Giving Back to Help Ease the Pain of Home Maintenance Jiffy and Arthritis Society have entered a month-long partnership to help ease the pain of home maintenance for people with arthritis, and give back to help fund cutting-edge research, proactive advocacy and innovative solutions for people with arthritis. Throughout the month of October in... Arthritis Society
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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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