The E. coli strain currently suspected of making people sick in both Canada and the U.S. is the same that caused a similar outbreak last year, prompting questions about why regulators aren’t issuing a mandatory recall.
Public health officials in five provinces are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has affected 45 individuals, some of whom ate cucumbers, although other sources are being investigated.
Canada’s generic drug industry agrees to cut prices 25 per cent to 40 per cent for provincial/public drug plans, in exchange for suspending open tenders.
The economic prospects on the East Coast may not be the best in the country, but people living there don’t seem to be too worried about it. CBC | Health News
Ottawa has quietly given Quebec back almost $ 10 million it withheld from the province two years ago as punishment for charging patients fees to access health services. But the move has not softened Quebec’s position or compelled the province to admit it did anything wrong. CBC | Health News
A news release issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada says the outbreak is a reminder that frozen raw breaded poultry products such as nuggets, strips and burgers should be handled the same as other raw poultry products. CBC | Health News
Striking differences in rates of suicide attempts between provinces revealed in mental health findings
Researchers comparing mental health and addictions services across provinces have found striking differences in the rates of youth suicide attempts. CBC | Health News
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling a number of raspberry mousse cakes due to norovirus. CBC | Health News
Alberta schools ‘lagging’ behind other provinces in support for diabetic children, Diabetes Canada warns
Children with type 1 diabetes are being put at risk of long-term complications and emergencies because Alberta is “lagging” behind other provinces and lacks standardized care in schools, Diabetes Canada warns. CBC | Health News
Liquor authorities in at least eight provinces are recalling a brand of gin that may contain almost twice as much alcohol as claimed on the bottle. CBC | Health News