Canadian Medical Association

Doctors' Group Upset With Latest Assisted Death Recommendation

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Politics

They said it's also led some physicians to consider leaving their practices.

Canadian Doctors Should Be Trained In Assisted Death: Medical Group

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada Living

"We want to make sure people are trained and have the competencies to do this."

Canada Medical Association Calls For National Seniors Strategy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada Politics

Parties vying to win the federal election should commit to offering more tax incentives for those caring for elderly family members, says the association.

We Must Separate Fact From Fiction in the Cannabis Debate

International Centre for Science in Drug Policy | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Politics
International Centre for Science in Drug Policy

Conversations about cannabis policy are heating up. So it's no surprise that we suddenly seem immersed in claims and counterclaims on a slew of topics related to cannabis use and regulation. The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy has tasked itself with determining the strength of scientific support for such claims. Over the past year, we've been working diligently on scanning the news media and online conversations about cannabis to identify the most oft-repeated or high-profile claims including the ones above related to its use and regulation.

Canada Should Start Taking Climate Change Very Seriously

Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada
Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers

The situation in Canada is not different from the rest of the world. The country is already feeling the consequences of climate change: diminishing quality and quantity of water, increasing pollens and other allergens, coastal erosion, road and infrastructure degradation and floods. The health consequences of those climate change impacts are already being strongly felt.

It's Time To Talk About Euthanasia: Doctors' Group

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada needs to create a national palliative-care strategy that will give all Canadians facing the end of life the opportunity to have "the ...

Sunny Freeman

Canada's Marijuana Industry Just Took A Big Step Forward | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s first medical marijuana clinical trial has been registered with Health Canada, a milestone that could be the first step toward legitimacy i...

Sunny Freeman

'Quackery.' 'Bad Medicine.' What Canadian Docs Think Of Medical Pot | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Business

The head of the Canadian Medical Association has a few choice words for the medical marijuana industry. “Quackery.” “Snake oil salesmen....

Canadians Want National Senior Health Care Strategy: Report

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - A poll released by the Canadian Medical Association says most people want a national strategy for seniors health care which includes an emph...

Why Are People With Schizophrenia Receiving Worse Health Care?

Marvin Ross | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada
Marvin Ross

May 24th is Schizophrenia Awareness Day, but a disturbing study just presented at the annual American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting in San Francisco demonstrates just how prejudiced many health providers are towards those with serious mental illnesses.

Can Nature Keep Medical Costs Down?

David Suzuki | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

It's easier, more effective, and cheaper to let healthy bodies fight off disease and infections than to weaken those defence mechanisms and then compensate for them medically. If we want a stable health system, we must put more resources into reducing pollution and environmental degradation and creating a way of life that keeps bodies and minds happy and in good health.

If Politicians Won't Fix Healthcare, Maybe This Doctor Will

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada
Daniel D. Veniez

Does our belief in, and desire to have, a public universal health care system conflict with our human and individual right to have timely access to the care we need if the system is not responsive? That is the question that will soon be before the courts. Dr. Brian Day, former president of the Canadian Medical Association, is forcing the issue. He is now CEO of a private, for-profit hospital in Vancouver. We aren't supposed to have those in Canada, but we do. Everywhere. Why? Because there is a huge market demand for timely and quality health care that is not being met by the public system.

The Feds Should Pony Up For Birth Control, Say Doctors

CBC | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Living

Doctors at the Canadian Medical Association's annual general meeting voted today in support of a motion asking the federal government to pay for birth...

Wealth Means Health In Canada

CBC | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada Business

Canadians in lower income groups report poorer health than their wealthier counterparts, a poll for the Canadian Medical Association suggests. ...

Will This Man Give Canada's Healthcare a Shot in the Arm?

Andrew Boozary | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew Boozary

The Canadian Medical Association's 145th annual meeting is taking place this week. The mantra of the meeting is health equity, and Sir Michael Marmot, the white knight of social determinants, undoubtedly provides the human and scholarly element the issue of inequality deserves. There may be no better person to articulate Canada's barriers to better health outcomes.

Premiers Look To Quebec And Ontario For Health Care Efficiencies

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Canada's premiers and territorial leaders agreed to buy generic drugs together and standardize certain health-care practices as they try to ...

Practice "Safe Shopping" This Holiday

Maggie MacDonald | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Living
Maggie MacDonald

Triclosan is an anti-bacterial chemical used in hundreds of products from soap to makeup and even smartphone cases. It's sad to think that we use an antibacterial product to keep our families safe and end up creating dangerous toxins that are found in the very water we drink and the fish we eat.

Who Really Lost At The Supreme Court

David Gratzer | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
David Gratzer

Walk around the inner-city of Vancouver, and the painful reality is clear. The parks are still strewn with needles; addicts are still lying on the sidewalks in drug-induced hazes; death is everywhere. I'm hoping to be proven wrong, but I suspect that in a decade, despite Insite's zealous staff working away, the problems will remain.

Health vs. Health Care: Knowing the Difference, Fighting for Both

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Do we want a strong fence at the top of the cliff or the state-of-the-art fleet of ambulances and paramedics at the bottom? Do we want clean air or puffers and respirators for all? Should governments boast how much they are spending on the health care system, or the health of their populations -- leaving no one behind.

CMA: Health Care System Needs Fixing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - A new report says Canadians believe the country's health-care system needs to be fixed. The Canadian Medical Association report says peopl...

'Private' Health Care Means Allowing Insurance Companies to Provide for Your Well-Being

Alan Cassels | Posted 09.14.2011 | Canada
Alan Cassels

The sustainability and comprehensiveness of our universal healthcare system relies on governments' collective response to a simple question: Who will pay for what?

Wait Times Climb For Urgent Care

Posted 08.27.2011 | Canada

CBC — It's taking longer for patients with an urgent condition to see a doctor, a new survey suggests. The Canadian Medical Association, the Coll...