Ottawa promises to save billions with tweaks to patent drug system

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board was first set up in 1987 as a shield against what the government calls “excessive” drug prices. (Chris Wattie/Reuters) The federal government is making changes to... Read more »

Scheer promises premiers health transfer increase in anticipation of attacks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks at an event in Toronto in May. Scheer is promising the premiers he will increase health transfers and a social transfer by at least three per cent... Read more »

Scheer promises 3% annual health transfer increase in anticipation of Trudeau attacks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising he will increase health transfers and a social transfer by at least three per cent every year. Scheer made the pledge at a hospital in Toronto... Read more »

Scheer promises to maintain annual health transfer increases in anticipation of Trudeau attacks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising he will increase health and social transfer payments by at least three per cent every year if elected prime minister. Scheer made the pledge at a... Read more »

PM pledges access to medication as pharmacists, patient groups fear shortage

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement regarding marine conservation and investments in Inuit communities in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Thursday, Aug 1, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick) Canadians will continue to have... Read more »

Shortages feared as U.S. looks to Canada for cheaper prescription drugs

A Trump administration plan to allow Americans access to cheaper Canadian pharmaceuticals is triggering fears of drug shortages in Canada. (Government of Saskatchewan) The prospect of Americans raiding Canadian pharmacies for cheaper... Read more »

Conservatives ‘declaring war on Canada Food Guide’ like they did on long-form census, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, is dismissing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s attack on the Canada Food Guide insisting his government’s update to the guid is based on evidence. (Chris Young/Canadian Press) Prime... Read more »

Ottawa looking at Criminal Code reforms to deter ‘shameful’ conversion therapy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a Pride flag-raising ceremony alongside MP Randy Boissonnault on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 20, 2018. The federal government is reviewing how to reform the... Read more »

Patient who uses 100 grams of pot per day granted right to possess a kilogram at a time

The Federal Court has ruled that a 150-gram limit on possession of medical pot violated the constitutional rights of a man who is allowed to use 100 grams a day, or about... Read more »

RCMP seeks names of potential victims of coerced sterilization

In testimony before the House of Commons health committee, Commissioner Lucki said the RCMP is willing to meet with victims, adding it would be helpful if lawyers could talk to complainants about... Read more »