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...

Committee ‘deeply disturbed’ by reports of coerced, forced sterilization

OTTAWA — The House of Commons health committee says it is "deeply disturbed" by ongoing reports of coerced or forced sterilization of women in...

Long-term care and our seniors | Les soins de longue durée et nos aînés

Most anyone who knows me or reads this column can be certain that I truly appreciate the honour the people of Algoma-Manitoulin have shown...

Canadians worried by plan to let Americans import drugs

OTTAWA — A Trump administration plan to let Americans legally import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada is causing concern among Canadians who that fear...

Scheer promises premiers health transfer increase in anticipation of attacks

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising the premiers that he would increase health transfers and a social transfer by at least three...
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Ontario Parks 30×30 Challenge Begins Today

Annual challenge encourages Ontarians to spend 30 minutes a day in nature for the month of August The Ontario Government is encouraging people all across...

PM pledges access to medication as pharmacists, patient groups fear shortage

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pledging to ensure Canadians have access to medication they need at affordable prices in the face of concerns about a...

Battle over vegan cheese label is a freedom of expression issue, lawyers say

TORONTO — Vegan restaurant owner Melanie Boudens proudly excludes dairy, eggs and meat from her menu but it's still full of references to cheese, mayo,...

Canada eyeing implications of U.S. plan to allow imports of prescription drugs

OTTAWA — Canada's health minister says the federal government is in touch with U.S. officials to discuss the Trump administration's plan to allow imports...
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Needs-based autism program coming for Ontario kids, minister says

TORONTO — Ontario will establish a needs-based program for autistic children after months of angry backlash over a revamp that based funding solely on age and family...