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    Apr 22

    New Brunswick expands use of biosimilars The New Brunswick government is following the lead of other jurisdictions and expanding its use of biosimilar drugs to improve the sustainability of public drug plans, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard announced Wednesday.Biosimilars are "highly similar," but less expensive versions of... CBC News
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    Mar 11

    Windsor Regional Hospital has backlog of up to 3,000 elective surgeries Operating rooms at the Windsor Regional Hospital will be running at full capacity in efforts to clear a backlog on elective procedures due to COVID-19 pandemic. According to Dr. Wassim Saad, the hospital's chief of staff, 2,500 to 3,000 elective procedures have been delayed due to COVID-19. ... CBC News
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    Nov 26

    MUN students running Signal Hill for Arthritis Society A group of medical students from Memorial University are in the midst of running one of St. John's most challenging routes every day for an entire month, sweating it out up Signal Hill in support of Newfoundland and Labrador's Arthritis Society. CBC News
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    Oct 28

    Surgery and scan backlogs set to worsen without government funding, CMA says Ongoing surgical and diagnostic backlogs will only worsen without immediate government help to address a strained health-care system, says the Canadian Medical Association, which found average wait-times increased by one-to-two months for the most common procedures in the first wave. CBC News
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    Dec 03

    Redefining what it means to live with a disability Early Edition with Stephen Quinn profiles three lower mainlanders who redefine what it means to live with a disability. Features arthritis ambassador Eileen Davidson, who lives with RA. CBC News
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    Nov 02

    Cannabis isn't a proven treatment for mental health disorders, but experts say it shouldn't be ruled out A review of 40 years' worth of studies suggests cannabis may not be effective in treating mental health disorders, but experts say that might have more to do with the lack of high-quality research than the drug itself. This underscores the importance of investment in serious, peer-reviewed... CBC News
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    Oct 31

    Sky-high prices sending medical marijuana users to black market Medical marijuana users and their advocates say steep price increases since legalization, coupled with obstacles to access, are forcing many patients to turn to the illegal market. (Arthritis Society President and CEO Janet Yale is quoted extensively in this article.) According to a survey... CBC News
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    Oct 29

    JENSPLAINING - Online Advice When it comes to finding health information online that you can trust, you have to consider the source! In this CBC Gem digital series, Dr. Jen Gunter MD busts some common healthcare myths and empowers health consumers to become better informed.  In this episode, Jen and her guests explain... CBC News
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    Oct 16

    Medical cannabis belongs in pharmacies, says Arthritis Society Canada's Arthritis Society is taking advantage of the federal election to lobby the federal parties to change some of the ways medical marijuana is handled. They're asking the parties to commit to lift the $1 a gram federal excise tax, and have medical cannabis dispensed only at... CBC News
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