Federal government risks ignoring existing provincial drug insurance plans in push for national program

New study from the Fraser Institute Despite widespread misperceptions, every province already provides prescription drug coverage to help Canadians—particularly seniors and lower-income Canadians—pay for pharmaceuticals,...

First-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia

Charter written by and for people living with dementia On September 5th, the Alzheimer Society of Canada launched the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for...

Ontario expands hospital donation performance reporting

Trillium Gift of Life Network, the government agency responsible for organ and tissue donation and transplant, has developed a new metric to measure Ontario...

Where people live before hospitalization important for discharge planning

Forty per cent of older adults who leave hospital are discharged to home care or a long-term care facility, which, combined with where they...

Who’s caring for the carers? Nursing home care aides burning out

By Carole A. Estabrooks and Stephanie A. Chamberlain Many of us have moms and dads or older friends and relatives in nursing home facilities and...

Historic changes at the Canadian Nurses Association

By Mike Villeneuve Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) members reached a landmark decision on June 18, 2018, at their annual general meeting in Ottawa when they...

Canadians support nurses dispensing drug samples

By Karine Charlebois A majority of Canadians are in favour of nurse practitioners (NPs) and registered nurses (RNs) providing drug samples to patients across Canada,...

Sonographer regulation: A win-win for patients and practitioners

By Greg Toffner In a move that will benefit both patients and practitioners, the Ontario government recently passed the “Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients...

Advisory Council launches online consultations on how to move forward toward a national pharmacare

Prescription drug prices in Canada are among the highest in the developed world. Canada's patchwork of drug coverage leaves many Canadians facing significant barriers...

Innovative procurement at Southlake Regional Health Centre: Heather’s Story

By Jessie Boogaard and  Melicent Lavers-Sailly Heather Stevens has rarely gotten a good break when it comes to her health. Even as a child, she remembers...

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