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Provinces must act to prevent another OxyContin debacle

Provinces must act to prevent another OxyContin debacle

Two solutions to increase pharmaceutical manufacturers’ accountability to Canadians and their governments

The hidden, and high, cost of “free” health care in Canada

We have one of the most expensive health-care systems in the world, yet other countries with universal health care routinely outperform us

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Taking a bite out of the dangerous notion that food is medicine

Pseudoscience and quackery love the food-is-medicine philosophy because it helps them sell their nutritional supplements, diet books and therapy sessions

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Putting patients first can save Canada’s health system

Patients First could be an incredible moment for health sector leaders to dramatically reshape how health care is delivered

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Want an innovative economy? Fund research

To transform Canada’s ability to compete on the global stage requires a significant funding commitment to research

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NAFTA renegotiations threaten Canada’s steps toward pharmacare

Canada must both defend the existing public health-care system as well protect its aspirations to creating a better one

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The dangerous metaphor of medical warfare

Portraying baby Charlie Gard as a “warrior” led to a cascade of events detrimental to both him and all who cared for him

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When a caregiver becomes a care receiver

Lesson learned: We need to apply child-friendly practices to adult care because when you are ill or injured, you feel like a child again

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Navigating health and social system a challenge to caregivers

The time it takes caregivers to navigate medical and social care systems may surprise many health policy analysts, but not caregivers

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A personal journey in care giving

The hardest challenge of being a caregiver for elderly relatives is remembering that you, too, have a life to live

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