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 •  September 25

OTTAWA – Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is being urged to support broad research for the use of psychedelic drugs for medical treatments. Canadian researchers say psychedelic therapies have shown clear scientific promise for treating mental health conditions including post-traumatic stress, end-of-life anxiety and addiction. Mark Haden, an...

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 •  August 20

Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc’s U.S. subsidiary has raised the price of a common diarrhea drug by more than 400 percent and is charging more for five other medicines as well, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. division of London-listed Hikma, increased the prices at the start of August by between 75 percent and...

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 •  August 18

The federal Conservatives and NDP are calling on Health Minister Jane Philpott to look in on her department’s handling of Vanessa’s Law, one day after Global News reported allegations Health Canada is watering down the drug safety law – a move that could cost Canadian lives. Almost three years ago, Parliament passed – without a single dissenting...

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 •  February 14

Researchers at the University of British Columbia say they’ve developed a medication that can travel against the flow of blood to stop bleeding at its source. Bleeding is a major cause of preventable deaths among trauma victims. There is also postpartum hemorrhaging, a complication of childbirth that is a leading cause of maternal mortality,...