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 •  June 14

Recently, after morning rounds seeing patients admitted to his hospital through emergency, Dr. David Juurlink tweeted: “Can the next doctor wanting to prescribe Seroquel for sleep,” he said, “just not?” Of the roughly 20 patients he saw that morning, four had been prescribed Seroquel, an antipsychotic, for insomnia. Seroquel and its generics aren’t...

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 •  February 14

Canada’s largest medical regulator would bar doctors from accepting almost any gift from a pharmaceutical company under a proposed new ethics policy, part of a growing movement to reform the intimate and controversial relationship between industry and physicians. Doctors would also be prohibited from being named as authors on studies...

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 •  February 14

Dmitri Khartidi and his young colleagues in Montreal think they have an idea that could transform the power of cancer treatment. It’s a test to pinpoint the exact nature of a tumour, allowing doctors to precisely tailor therapy to each malignancy. They have access to a university lab, but convincing tight-fisted government agencies or industry to...

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 •  February 14

The invitation to the dinner and talk for health professionals at Solo Trattoria in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., simply posed questions. “Generic medications: are they really equal,” the notice asked, and “Do generics help or hinder patient care?” The answers were likely never in much doubt. The tab for the evening was picked up by brand-name pharma...