AP Photo/Martin Mejia When brewed, the jungle vines and leaves that make ayahuasca have strange powers, often described as mystical. Ayahuasca is a psychedelic compound — along the lines of LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, though with different effects — that’s been used for thousands of years by shamans and communities in and around the Amazon […]
Health Canada has approved a new ALS drug that is showing the potential to slow progress of the fatal disease.
Enlarge / Max Dickstein stands with other supporters of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, in front of a Manhattan federal court house on the first day of jury selection for his trial on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) An Irishman who […]
As the winners and losers of the new trilateral deal are being tallied up, one aspect of the trilateral trade agreement is prompting concern that it could drive up drug costs for Canadians.
Psychedelic drugs show promise as a treatment for severe mental illnesses and addiction, but some believe the drugs could also benefit people without a mental health diagnosis.
Scientists estimate that by 2022, more than half of cancer patients will receive immunotherapy drugs (Image: ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO/GETTY) Experts believe it will lead to the revolutionary therapy Keytruda being approved by the UK as a default treatment for patients with advanced lung cancer – Britain’s third most common form of the disease, which afflicts […]
This summer, the federal health minister asked more than 100 pharmaceutical companies to stop marketing opioids to health care professionals in Canada. So far, just a quarter of them have written back.
A second impurity that is a classified as a probable human carcinogen has been found in valsartan, manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals in China, Health Canada announces.
Drug shortages have quietly become a chronic problem for Canada’s health-care system. This week alone, more than two dozen new drugs were listed on Canada’s drug shortage website.
Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says money will help improve access to treatment and recovery services in B.C.