Category Archives: Health

New drug price regulations could save Canada billions of dollars: PBO report

OTTAWA — New drug price regulations set to come into effect next month could lower spending on patented drugs by about seven per cent over the long term and save billions of dollars, the parliamentary budget officer reported Tuesday. Health Canada

Abortion foes, accustomed to small wins, ready for a big one

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For tens of millions of Americans who see abortion as wrong, it’s gone this way for a half-century: One woman swayed to reconsider as dozens of others follow through. One clinic’s doors closed only to see

Poland to increase medical, infrastructure security

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — With a war raging across Poland's eastern border, the right-wing government is introducing a law to increase medical and infrastructure security in emergency situations.

Abortion foes, accustomed to small wins, ready for a big one

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The first of them arrived outside the clinic past 4 a.m., before a steady rain fell and a scalding sun rose, and all along, they had prayed for a moment like this.

US failed to stop fraud in COVID loan program, Clyburn says

The U.S. failed to take basic steps at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to prevent fraud in a federal aid program intended to help small businesses, depleting the funds and making people more vulnerable to identity theft, the chairman

Federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates to be suspended for domestic, outbound travellers

OTTAWA — The Canadian government will "suspend" COVID-19 vaccine mandates for domestic and outbound international travellers and federally regulated workers, ministers announced Tuesday. The new rules will come into effect on June 20, though the requir...

China city mayor apologizes over COVID-19 lockdown response

BEIJING (AP) — The mayor of a northeastern Chinese city on the North Korean border that has been under lockdown for more than 50 days has apologized for failures in his administration’s work amid widespread — but often disguised —

Alberta drops remaining COVID restrictions as it says new case numbers keep falling

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is lifting the few pandemic restrictions that remain in place, saying the province is moving past the Omicron wave as COVID-19 hospitalizations decline steadily. The government announced the decision in a news release ...

New York state to protect abortion providers under new laws

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has expanded legal protections for people seeking and providing abortions in the state under legislation signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday.

Medicine professor says no need to panic over COVID-19 reinfection

An expert says Canadians don't need to panic about COVID-19 reinfections even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive a second time for the virus.  Stephen Hoption Cann, a clinical professor with the University of British Columbia's facult...