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    Nov 03

    Edmonton symposium serves up knowledge of medicinal cannabis A sold-out education symposium in Edmonton on Saturday, put on by the Arthritis Society, featured a number of experts in the area of medicinal cannabis. Public
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    Nov 01

    Arthritis Matters - November 2018 National Highlights Canada legalizes recreational cannabis useAs of October 17, 2018, the federal Cannabis Act, Bill C-45, makes it legal for individuals in Canada to obtain cannabis outside of the medical cannabis process. However, the rules are different for recreational versus medical use... Arthritis Society
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    Oct 24

    Life expectancy in Canada may be decreasing as opioid crisis rages on The opioid crisis may be causing a drop in Canadians' life expectancy, according to a report released Tuesday by Canada's chief public health officer.  Public
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    Oct 19

    Pharmacare is not a top health-care priority for Canadians, poll finds Now that marijuana legalization is out of the way, a new poll suggests the Liberal government’s next big drug policy — the possible creation of national pharmacare — is not a top health-care priority for Canadian voters. Toronto Star
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    Oct 19

    Full access to healthcare services for chronic arthritis required says sufferer Living and dealing with the physical pain of a chronic disease is the scenario that Isabelle Delormes faces every day. The Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot resident was diagnosed at the age of 20 with ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory form arthritis that affects the spine and sacroiliac joints Public
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    Oct 17

    Despite marijuana legalization, medicinal pot advocates say there’s still much work to be done For years, people who were ill, and their advocates, have been fighting to see cannabis considered as a legitimate medical treatment. But now that grassroots advocacy has been taken up by big business, change is afoot. Toronto Star
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    Oct 15

    A look at the personal and economic cost of chronic pain According to doctors, chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than three months and doesn't get better with conventional treatment. Statistics Canada says six million people across the country suffer from chronic pain, meaning 20 per cent of the population is affected. Public
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    Oct 09

    Toronto hospital offers same-day hip replacement surgery Women’s College Hospital in Toronto offers same-day hip replacement surgery, a procedure that is becoming increasingly necessary as the country’s population ages and rates of obesity increase. Public
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    Oct 09

    Universal Pharmacare: Prescribing a solution A 2015 poll shows that 91 percent of Canadians support implementing a universal pharmacare program, which is likely to make this a topic that will be grabbing attention during next year’s federal election.  Public
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