Pharmacists, doctors warning seniors about risk of long-term use of sleeping pills

Pharmacists, doctors warning seniors about risk of long-term use of sleeping pills

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat

It is time to talk about the overuse of antipsychotics among adults with developmental disabilities

It is time to talk about the overuse of antipsychotics among adults with developmental disabilities

Les obstétriciens et les gynécologues visent l’élimination des soins inutiles susceptibles de nuire aux patientes et d’imposer des coûts au système de santé

Les obstétriciens et les gynécologues visent l’élimination des soins inutiles susceptibles de nuire aux patientes et d’imposer des coûts au système de santé

Obstetricians and gynecologists target reductions in unnecessary care that may harm patients and cost the health system

Obstetricians and gynecologists target reductions in unnecessary care that may harm patients and cost the health system

Canadians have more than one million unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures every year

Canadians have more than one million unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures every year

Medical students lobby Parliament Hill for upstream solutions to the opioid crisis

Medical students lobby Parliament Hill for upstream solutions to the opioid crisis

A call to the emergency room announced that the ambulance was on its way. Joey, a middle-aged oilfield worker, was experiencing a suspected toxic ingestion of the opioid, fentanyl.

Canada needs a comprehensive strategy to improve prescription drug safety for seniors

Canada needs a comprehensive strategy to improve prescription drug safety for seniors

Four years ago, at age 84, my dad survived a severe stroke. The downside is that during his hospital stay this otherwise fit person was put on a drug regimen and has been taking nine prescription drugs a day ever since.

Opioid crisis should be top of federal health agenda

Opioid crisis should be top of federal health agenda

Hundreds of codeine tablets stolen from the medicine cabinet of an elderly person living alone in a rural community. Hydromorphone tablets being distributed at weddings and high school parties. Fentanyl patches being cut up and sold for a profit on the street. This is the reality of the opioid crisis in Canada today

The Canadian public needs to know more is not always better when it comes to healthcare

The Canadian public needs to know more is not always better when it comes to healthcare

If you knew that virtually the entire medical community was talking about an issue causing risk and harm to patients across the country, wouldn’t you want to know what it is and take part in the conversation?