At the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Dr. Andrea Furlan, a pain specialist, is holding a regular meeting with some of her colleagues.  Sitting around the table are physiotherapists, pharmacists, doctors and nurses. Other health-care professionals have joined in via teleconferencing. The discussion focuses on chronic pain and the role opioids haveRead More →

A U.S. recommendation that consumers avoid vaping products containing the active ingredient in marijuana ahead of their legalization in Canada next month could be a blow to Canadian cannabis companies’ hopes that the higher-margin products will help propel them to profitability. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said FridayRead More →

Moving up to middle school, high school or onto post-secondary can create significant angst for young people making the transition — especially since they’re at a period in their lives when, statistically, they’re most likely to experience anxiety or depression. But recent evidence shows there are steps that educators, parents and theRead More →

A group of people who have real life experience with drug use in British Columbia and Yukon is calling on the B.C. government to support a community-led mechanism for a safe drug supply, in order to combat deaths from poisoning by powerful adulterants like fentanyl and carfentanil. The BC-Yukon AssociationRead More →

Health Canada has clarified its position on much-hyped injury treatments that use platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The agency now says such treatments shouldn’t be classified as a drug — a change that could make PRP more available in Canada.  The clarification followed a safety notification in May that grouped PRP treatments with other cell therapies,Read More →