National Newswatch

Worrying Signs about Private-Sector Investment in Clinical Trials

Apr 30 2021 — Nigel Rawson — The federal government is changing the price review regulations of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB), the tribunal that ensures prices for patented medicines sold in Canada are not excessive. After two postponements, the change is due to come into effect on July 1, 2021. The new rules will have several consequences, including reducing Canada’s attractiveness as […]

Get your flu shot – unless red tape stops you

Oct 29 2020 — Nigel Rawson — Every year as we enter influenza season, Canadians are urged to get a flu shot. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s especially important this year. Seniors, like me, are particularly encouraged to get it. There’s no charge for anyone in every province, except Quebec and British Columbia. However, if you’ve recently moved between provinces, bureaucratic red […]