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Health Canada delays drug-pricing reforms, citing COVID challenges for manufacturers

Jan 7 2021 — Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press — Health Canada says it's delaying its long-awaited overhaul of drug-pricing regulations by another six months. While pharmaceutical manufacturers and patient advocates welcomed the decision, they say the federal government needs to go back to the drawing board for Canada to stay competitive in the global marketplace for medical innovation. A Health Canada spokesman confirmed to […]

Health Canada delays drug-pricing reforms, citing COVID challenges for manufacturers

Jan 7 2021 — Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press — Health Canada says it's delaying its long-awaited overhaul of drug-pricing regulations by another six months. While pharmaceutical manufacturers and patient advocates welcomed the decision, they say the federal government needs to go back to the drawing board for Canada to stay competitive in the global marketplace for medical innovation. A Health Canada spokesman confirmed to […]

Ontario reports record COVID-19 cases as more politicians cop to foreign travel

Jan 2 2021 — Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press — The COVID-19 fallout from the festive season continues to emerge, with several provinces reporting spikes in infections as more jet-setting politicians are taken to task for flouting public health warnings discouraging non-essential travel. Ontario reported an all-time high of 3,363 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, beating the previous single-day record of 3,328 cases set during […]

Ontario reports record COVID-19 cases as more politicians cop to foreign travel

Jan 2 2021 — Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press — The COVID-19 fallout from the festive season continues to emerge, with several provinces reporting spikes in infections as more jet-setting politicians are taken to task for flouting public health warnings discouraging non-essential travel. Ontario reported an all-time high of 3,363 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, beating the previous single-day record of 3,328 cases set during […]

Officials urge Canadians to stay vigilant amid grim COVID forecasts for the holidays

Dec 11 2020 — Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press — Authorities are cautioning Canadians against getting swept up in the excitement of the approaching COVID-19 vaccine rollout, insisting that dropping our guards could have deadly consequences as federal forecasts predict the outbreak's death toll could hit nearly 15,000 come Christmas Day. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is preparing to launch the largest immunization […]

Officials urge Canadians to stay vigilant amid grim COVID forecasts for the holidays

Dec 11 2020 — Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press — Authorities are cautioning Canadians against getting swept up in the excitement of the approaching COVID-19 vaccine rollout, insisting that dropping our guards could have deadly consequences as federal forecasts predict the outbreak's death toll could hit nearly 15,000 come Christmas Day. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is preparing to launch the largest immunization […]