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Toronto Star (November 11): Canada needs affordable alternatives to opioids, health groups urge

Created on Tuesday, 14 November 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... said. “A surprisingly high proportion of people who end up in trouble start with a legitimate prescription and following their doctors orders. We now know that the risk of dependency can start three ...

Sudbury (October 12): Northern trained doctors staying put

Created on Thursday, 12 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

The idea that doctors trained in the north are more likely to stay and practice here seems to be working out.  Since 2011, more than 160 family physicians educated at the Northern Ontario School ...

CBC PEI (October 04): 'Extremely shorthanded:' P.E.I. lacks psychiatrists for ER care

Created on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... placing "extraordinarily onerous" requirements on the doctors who do this work.  "I was on call yesterday and we had 10 patients in the emergency room, all of whom were complex," she said. "It wouldn't ...

TVO (October 04): Ontario’s ‘entertainment ultrasound’ clinics will remain unregulated for now

Created on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... the grounds that doctors are better than bureaucrats at determining appropriate professional standards. If the bill passes the legislature, the current College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario ...

Breakfast Television (28 Sep): Ontario to require disclosure of pharma payments to health profession

Created on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Wide-ranging legislation introduced Wednesday by the Ontario government will require public disclosure of payments that pharmaceutical companies make to doctors, increase inspections for splash pads, barber ...

CTV News (28 Sep): Health systems often discriminate against Indigenous patients: Philpott

Created on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... doctors say is widespread. On Wednesday while speaking at a Public Policy Forum event in Ottawa focused on Indigenous health, Philpott said she had witnessed first-hand the different treatment a female ...

London Free Press (Aug 24): Health care Shortage of psychiatrists in London hits wait times for kids

Created on Thursday, 24 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... said this week youth mental health should be a priority for doctors, a huge hurdle since the governing body for Ontario doctors lists fewer than 100 child and youth psychiatrists in the entire province. ...

The Star (Aug, 23):Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed...

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in Trash/Trash

... anti-psychotic medication by Ontario doctors despite a lack of evidence that the drugs actually help them, a new study has found. Researchers with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Institute ...

The Star (Aug, 23):Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed...

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... anti-psychotic medication by Ontario doctors despite a lack of evidence that the drugs actually help them, a new study has found. Researchers with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Institute ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Ontario pharmacies filling more opioid prescriptions, but in smaller do

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... at a time, which is actually probably a safer way of prescribing these drugs,” said Tara Gomes, lead author of the report and a scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Doctors’ opioid-prescribing ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Health Minister Jane Philpott urges physicians to use power, privilege

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... an incredible cadre of doctors to whom we are deeply indebted – those of you who have taken an interest in caring for people with addiction and high-risk drug use,” Dr. Philpott said. “Your passion for ...

CBC (Aug 22): Ontario communities sound alarm over proposed changes to Ambulance Act

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... the fall. One change aims to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits by having paramedics take patients with minor injuries to family doctors and community clinics. ...

CBC (Aug 17): Camp aims to recruit Indigenous youth to jobs in health care

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... people and the world in general," said Lambert who is interested in pursuing a health-care career.  "It's very interesting to see — somewhat — the behind the scenes of how doctors get to where ...

Waterloo Region Record (Aug 16): Online specialist referral system developed locally ...

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... doctors and patients "to really evolve the solution to meet their needs," he said. "We focus more on the user than the technology." The system went live on Monday. For now, the focus is on referrals ...

Telegraph journal (Aug 15): Saint John’s new prescription: Cutting edge Robotic surgery?

Created on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... - would be the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, the doctors say, and holds the potential to attract more medical residents and surgeons, along with regional and out-of-province patients, to the area. ...

Ottawa Citizen (Aug 10): Medical scribes are changing the way doctors do their work

Created on Friday, 11 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  Many patients won’t even notice the medical scribe in the room. Still, Adani and his colleagues are quietly changing the way doctors like Gopalan work. The medical scribe business has taken off in ...

Healthy Debate (Aug 08): Room for improvement in Ontario’s MAID Care Coordination Service

Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  The CCS is open to both clinicians (doctors and nurse practitioners) and the public, allowing patients to self-refer if they are interested in finding out about MAID as an option for their end-of-life ...

CTV news (Aug 09): Doctors highlight chronic health-care shortages in Ontario's northern communities

Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Doctors are sounding the alarm about the chronic shortage of physicians and health-care services in northern Ontario. After a Health Quality Ontario report found that people in Ontario’s north ...

Healthy Debate (Aug 03): House calls on the rise in Ontario

Created on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... the evening. But Samir Sinha, a geriatrician at Toronto’s Mount Sinai and the provincial lead for the Ontario Seniors Strategy, says it wasn’t enough to merely pay doctors more for house calls – that ...

CBC Nova Scotia (Aug 1): Only 3 exit interviews done with NS doctors in first year of projects

Created on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Since the Nova Scotia Health Authority announced in June 2016 that it would begin conducting exit interviews with doctors leaving their practices, three interviews have been completed. Joanne ...

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