Tag: Drug

StatCan study testing wastewater suggests Canadians’ drug use varies by city

MONTREAL—A pilot project that analyzed wastewater in five major urban centres suggests Canadians’ may use drugs differently depending on which city they call home. For example, the analysis by Statistics Canada showed cannabis levels are much higher in Montreal and Halifax than in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton. But the findings reported Monday showed methamphetamine levels…

Ottawa keeping tabs as doctors sound alarm about cancer drug supply

OTTAWA—The federal health minister’s office says it is keeping a close watch on the supply of three generic cancer drugs as doctors raise serious concerns about the risk of critical shortages across Canada. The intravenous drugs in question are etoposide, vinorelbine and leucovorin. Ginette Petitpas Taylor’s spokesperson Alexander Cohen says the government has facilitated the…

Trump's new plan could see Americans raiding Canada's drug supply

The Trump administration said Wednesday it will set up a system allowing Americans to legally import bulk quantities of lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada for the first time, raising concerns about whether the move could result in drug shortages and higher prices for Canadians. More than a dozen organizations, including Diabetes Canada and the Best…

What is ‘Right to Try’? A look at the drug law Trump supports

President Donald Trump urged Congress to pass “Right to Try” for terminally ill patients during his State of the Union address, and on Tuesday lawmakers did just that. The act, which cleared the Senate nine months ago, passed in the House with 250-169 vote. “Patients with terminal conditions should have access to experimental treatments that could potentially save their…