Health, Society

Publicly-funded drug plan under consideration

Canada is the only industrialized nation which has a publicly-funded, universal health care system but no national plan to cover medications. Some Canadian provinces and territories subsidize drug costs to varying degrees, sometimes to specific groups like seniors or low-income» 

Health, Society

Coalition demands fair access to new depression drugs

Some Canadians have drug insurance benefits through their employers, but those who rely on a public system often are not reimbursed for the newest, most innovative medications to treat depression. This means low-income Canadians, veterans, the unemployed, seniors and the» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Autism gene found that could lead to drug therapy

Scientists have discovered a particular gene that has mutations that affect people with autism spectrum disorder. These alterations change the way brain cells grow and communicate with each other.  Discovery of changes in this specific gene, DIXDC, could help find»