National Newswatch

Health Canada announces changes aimed at dropping prices of patented drugs

Aug 9 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government is overhauling the way it regulates the cost of patented medicines, including ending comparisons to the United States — changes that Canada's health minister is billing as the biggest step towards lower drug prices in a generation. Health Canada's long-awaited amendments to patented medicine regulations, unveiled Friday, include allowing the arm's-length Patented Medicine Prices Review Board to […]

Health Canada announces changes aimed at dropping prices of patented drugs

Aug 9 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government is overhauling the way it regulates the cost of patented medicines, including ending comparisons to the United States — changes that Canada's health minister is billing as the biggest step towards lower drug prices in a generation. Health Canada's long-awaited amendments to patented medicine regulations, unveiled Friday, include allowing the arm's-length Patented Medicine Prices Review Board to […]

Health Canada announces changes aimed at dropping prices of patented drugs

Aug 9 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government is overhauling the way it regulates the cost of patented medicines, including ending comparisons to the United States — changes that Canada's health minister is billing as the biggest step towards lower drug prices in a generation. Health Canada's long-awaited amendments to patented medicine regulations, unveiled Friday, include allowing the arm's-length Patented Medicine Prices Review Board to […]

Committee ‘deeply disturbed’ by reports of coerced, forced sterilization

Aug 6 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons health committee is calling on the federal government to investigate the problem of coerced or forced sterilization of women in Canada. The committee has sent a letter to Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan, detailing what it heard from witnesses this spring. […]

Committee ‘deeply disturbed’ by reports of coerced, forced sterilization

Aug 6 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons health committee is calling on the federal government to investigate the problem of coerced or forced sterilization of women in Canada. The committee has sent a letter to Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan, detailing what it heard from witnesses this spring. […]

Committee ‘deeply disturbed’ by reports of coerced, forced sterilization

Aug 6 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The House of Commons health committee is calling on the federal government to investigate the problem of coerced or forced sterilization of women in Canada. The committee has sent a letter to Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan, detailing what it heard from witnesses this spring. […]

PM pledges access to medication as pharmacists, patient groups fear shortage

Aug 1 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadians will continue to have access to the medications they need, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised Thursday in the face of escalating worry about a Trump administration decision to allow prescription drug imports from Canada. During a visit to Iqaluit, Trudeau said Health Canada already ensures there is a "steady and solid supply" of medications for Canadians […]

PM pledges access to medication as pharmacists, patient groups fear shortage

Aug 1 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadians will continue to have access to the medications they need, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised Thursday in the face of escalating worry about a Trump administration decision to allow prescription drug imports from Canada. During a visit to Iqaluit, Trudeau said Health Canada already ensures there is a "steady and solid supply" of medications for Canadians […]

PM pledges access to medication as pharmacists, patient groups fear shortage

Aug 1 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadians will continue to have access to the medications they need, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised Thursday in the face of escalating worry about a Trump administration decision to allow prescription drug imports from Canada. During a visit to Iqaluit, Trudeau said Health Canada already ensures there is a "steady and solid supply" of medications for Canadians […]

Canada wasn’t consulted on specifics of U.S. plan to import prescription drugs

Jul 31 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Federal officials say Ottawa was not consulted in advance about the details of a Trump administration proposal announced Wednesday aimed at allowing American patients and consumers to legally import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. The office of Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says while it remains in regular contact with counterparts from the U.S. Department of Health and […]

Canada wasn’t consulted on specifics of U.S. plan to import prescription drugs

Jul 31 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Federal officials say Ottawa was not consulted in advance about the details of a Trump administration proposal announced Wednesday aimed at allowing American patients and consumers to legally import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. The office of Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says while it remains in regular contact with counterparts from the U.S. Department of Health and […]

Canada wasn’t consulted on specifics of U.S. plan to import prescription drugs

Jul 31 2019 — Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Federal officials say Ottawa was not consulted in advance about the details of a Trump administration proposal announced Wednesday aimed at allowing American patients and consumers to legally import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. The office of Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says while it remains in regular contact with counterparts from the U.S. Department of Health and […]