Kirsten Watson was weeks away last year from losing access to potentially life-saving medication – a situation she found herself in because Ontario does not cover the cost of take-home cancer drugs.The 43-year-old is on medication to help prevent a recurrence of breast cancer after being diagnosed in 2020. She lost her job last year due to downsizing at her company. Along with her income, she stood to lose coverage through her employer’s benefits for the $7,000 worth of medication a month her oncologist has prescribed.
February 28, 2024 - 07:55 | Allison Jones | The Globe and Mail
The federal Liberal government is rejecting a proposal from the Alberta government to consider adding a “unique chemical identifier” to the pharmaceuticals being offered to users as an alternative to street drugs.Mental Health and Addictions Minister Ya'ara Saks wrote Monday to her counterpart in Alberta, saying that while she takes concerns about diversion seriously, the province’s proposal raises practical concerns.
February 28, 2024 - 07:52 | Stephanie Taylor | The Globe and Mail
Royal Bank of Canada and National Bank of Canada were the latest big banks to report earnings on Wednesday. Here is what their reports show.
February 28, 2024 - 07:49 | | Global News - Canada
A Saskatchewan coroner’s inquest is expected to hear more from officers and paramedics who responded as a mass killer was taken into police custody.Myles Sanderson had been on the run for several days when police caught up to him on Sept. 7, 2022.
February 28, 2024 - 07:46 | Kelly Geraldine Malone | The Globe and Mail
On an early morning last November, much of Whitehorse was shaken awake by a huge explosion. Once I’d made myself a coffee, I opened Facebook to talk to my neighbours about what we’d heard, what we’d seen and felt, and what might be going on. A few months before that, when close to 30,000 residents of the Northwest Territories—almost 70 percent of the territory’s population—were evacuated under the threat of wildfires, many of them logged onto Facebook to share updates about their progress on the long drive south. They shared intel about where to get gas and asked around...
February 28, 2024 - 07:31 | Eva Holland | Walrus
The federal government is rejecting a proposal from Alberta to consider adding a 'unique chemical identifier' to the pharmaceuticals offered as an alternative to street drugs.
February 28, 2024 - 07:27 | | Global News - Canada