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Regulator to restart consultations on long-delayed drug-price reform guidelines

Regulator to restart consultations on long-delayed drug-price reform guidelines

OTTAWA — The federal agency that regulates the price of patented medicines plans to relaunch consultations on the finer points of long-delayed drug-price reform, the agency announced Wednesday.
MAID growth steady as number of practitioners grows before expansion next year: report

MAID growth steady as number of practitioners grows before expansion next year: report

Medically assisted deaths jumped by 31 per cent in Canada last year as part of a continuing trend since the practice was legalized in 2016 for those with a serious and incurable illness or disability, a federal report says.
Abortions in the US rose slightly overall after post-Roe restrictions were put in place, study finds

Abortions in the US rose slightly overall after post-Roe restrictions were put in place, study finds

The total number of abortions provided in the U.S. rose slightly in the 12 months after states began implementing bans on them throughout pregnancy, a new survey finds.
Health-care standards not met at Alberta correctional centre, report finds

Health-care standards not met at Alberta correctional centre, report finds

EDMONTON — Two inmates at the Edmonton Remand Centre died and three others were hospitalized after receiving poor medical care at the institution, the province's public interest commissioner has found.
Billions for life-saving AIDS program need to continue, George W. Bush Institute tells Congress

Billions for life-saving AIDS program need to continue, George W. Bush Institute tells Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — As billions of dollars for a global HIV/AIDS program credited with saving millions of lives remains in limbo, the George W. Bush Institute is urging the U.S. Congress to keep money flowing for it.
Mpox vaccinations should be recommended for high-risk men, even after outbreak ends, advisers say

Mpox vaccinations should be recommended for high-risk men, even after outbreak ends, advisers say

NEW YORK (AP) — Gay and bisexual men at high risk for mpox infection should get vaccinated for the virus even after the current outbreak ends, government health advisers said Wednesday.
Carnival ruled negligent over cruise where 662 passengers got COVID-19 early in pandemic

Carnival ruled negligent over cruise where 662 passengers got COVID-19 early in pandemic

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A cruise operator that failed to cancel a voyage from Sydney that led to a major COVID-19 outbreak was ruled negligent in its duty of care to passengers in an Australian class-action case Wednesday.

Georgia Supreme Court sends abortion law challenge back to lower court, leaving access unchanged

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a lower court ruling that the state's restrictive abortion law was invalid, leaving limited access to abortions unchanged for now.
Texas counties trying to prevent people from using roads to get an abortion grows

Texas counties trying to prevent people from using roads to get an abortion grows

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A Texas county near New Mexico — where abortion is legal — has banned helping people traveling to get an abortion in one of the newest ways conservatives are trying to restrict abortion access since the fall of Roe v. Wade .

Bagged, precut onions linked to salmonella outbreak that has sickened 73 people in 22 states

An outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to bagged, precut onions has sickened at least 73 people in 22 states, including 15 who were hospitalized, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.