By PG Forest and Danielle Martin Canada health system, Canada healthcare system, federal health minister, health recommendations, health systems, healthcare, minister of health, National Indigenous Organizations, pan-Canadian Health Organizations, Primary care
Canadian Medicare would not exist without the actions of the federal government. But in recent years, there has been an atrophy of the imagination about Ottawa’s role in health policy, as if federal transfer payments to the provinces and territories were the beginning and the end of everything. Last week, we submitted a report to […]
By Nav Persaud and Andrew Boozary FDA, Health Canada, minister of health, Ontario government, Opioid crisis, opioid manufacturer, opioids, opioids addiction, pharma, Prescription opioid crisis, Purdue Pharma
Opioid manufacturer admits to illegal activity in the United States but faces no penalties in Canada Purdue Pharma recently announced that it will stop advertising opioids to doctors in the United States after pleading guilty to misleading marketing more than a decade ago. This is a major, albeit belated, departure from the company’s playbook […]
By Colleen M. Flood and Steven J. Hoffman Canada, Chief Public Health Officer, gagging scientists, health care, minister of health, omnibus budget bill, Public health, Public health agency of Canada
Buried in the current omnibus budget bill being studied by Parliament is a plan to demote the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. He will no longer hold a deputy minister rank, he will have no direct line to the federal minister of health, he will be subservient to a bureaucratic agency president and he will have no secure public funding.