World Tuberculosis Day

WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients World TB Day 2017 – Unite efforts to leave no one behind News release 22 MARCH 2017 | GENEVA – New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere […]

A tsunami of antibiotic resistance is coming—and Canada must take charge

A tsunami of antibiotic resistance is coming—and Canada must take charge

At the beginning of the last century, illnesses due to bacterial infections ranked as the most common cause of death in Canada.  By the latter third of the century, the diagnosis, prevention and management of infectious diseases had advanced dramatically, raising hopes that many of these infections would be consigned to history. The dramatic improvements […]

Canada needs a list of ‘essential medicines’

Canada needs a list of ‘essential medicines’

Think back to the last time you filled a prescription. Now think back to who paid for that.

What medicines do we really need in Canada?

What medicines do we really need in Canada?

Surveys and polls often show Canadians are proud of our universal health system, which provides publicly funded care for doctor and hospital services. Canadians don’t have to worry about filing for bankruptcy to get care for themselves or their families when they need it.