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 •  September 4

VANCOUVER -- Drug users trying to quit heroin are gathered for a meeting in Vancouver with one mission in mind: to support each other through the struggles of a reformulated treatment drug they say hasn't worked and has instead contributed to the opioid epidemic. Brad Williamson, 34, sits on a couch with other members of the B.C. Association of...

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 •  June 6

OTTAWA -- The federal government says new pilot-project results suggest roadside testing devices can be successfully used to detect drug-impaired driving -- another milestone on the road to legalizing recreational marijuana use. Police officers from seven jurisdictions across Canada collected over 1,140 saliva samples using two kinds of devices...

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 •  February 14

OTTAWA -- It's a buzzword in the medical community, although one that hasn't quite caught fire yet with Canadians at large: pharmacare, a national program that would see prescription drugs covered through a publicly funded system rather than out of pocket. Many doctors are clamouring for it. Canadians dream of it when faced with sky-high drug costs...

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 •  February 14

Last Updated Tuesday, April 8, 2014 6:41PM EDT TORONTO -- Health Canada has begun posting summaries of drug safety reviews on its website with the goal of better informing the public about potential harms associated with certain medications -- starting with the controversial acne remedy Diane-35. Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the...

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 •  February 14

Researchers are testing out a possible new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis that doesn’t require taking any pills. The device is surgically inserted into a patient’s neck, where it rests against a nerve. Patients turn the device on for three minutes each day using a magnet. It then sends electrical impulses that reduce the number of immune cells...

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 •  February 14

OTTAWA -- The Conservative government has introduced new legislation aimed at protecting consumers from unsafe medications and reducing adverse drug reactions. The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act is known as Vanessa's Law in honour of the late daughter of Conservative MP Terence Young. The 15-year-old died of a heart attack 13 years ago...

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 •  February 14

(MADRID-AFP) - Spanish scientists have for the first time used gene therapy to reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's, an advance that could lead to new drugs to treat the disease, they said Wednesday. The Autonomous University of Barcelona team injected a gene which causes the production of a protein that is blocked in patients with...