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Updated - December 2013

Advocates back Ontario bill aiming to prevent genetic discrimination  -CTV News

Way too early to peg dollar value to Canada-EU trade pact, economists say  -The Globe & Mail

Shoppers Drug Mart profit dips on Loblaw takeover costs - CTV News

Metro’s profit falls as competition intensifies from U.S. retailers  -The Globe & Mail

Health Canada’s inability to recall unsafe drugs widely criticized  -The Star


Updated - November 2013

Ontario immunization app set to go national - CanadianHealthcareNetwork

Pharmacists, Blue Cross reach tentative deal with the province - Global News

PEI pharmacists push to offer flu shots - CanadianHealthcareNetwork

Retail pharmacies up consumer satisfaction - Medical Marketing & Media

Rona Ambrose closing 'loopholes' in drug access program - CBC News

RxA welcomes new agreement with Alberta government  - CanadianHealthcareNetwork

1 in 6 new medical specialists say they're jobless - CBC News

Hospital pharmacy inspections planned in Ontario - CBC News

Study shows swift move from brand to generic drugs - Medical Marketing & Media


Updated - October 2013

Ontario immunization app set to go national - CanadianHealthcareNetwork

Pharmacists, Blue Cross reach tentative deal with the province - Global News

PEI pharmacists push to offer flu shots - CanadianHealthcareNetwork

Retail pharmacies up consumer satisfaction - Medical Marketing & Media

Rona Ambrose closing 'loopholes' in drug access program - CBC News

RxA welcomes new agreement with Alberta government - CanadianHealthcareNetwork

1 in 6 new medical specialists say they're jobless -CBC News

Hospital pharmacy inspections planned in Ontario - CBC News

Study shows swift move from brand to generic drugs - Medical Marketing & Media

Pharmacists to boost immunization rates and ease healthcare burden - CanadianHealthcareNetwork

Trade deal to increase cost of prescription drugs by up to $1.65-billion, report warns - The Globe & Mail


Updated - September 2013

Loblaw Shifts to Inner City in Battle with Wal-Mart - Bloomberg

Generic drug pricing likely focus of Loblaw/Shoppers review - Financial Post

Canada urged to reject changes to pharmaceutical laws - CTV News

Pharmaceutical company Apotex donates $10M to new Humber River Hospital - The Star

NAPRA’s new ‘gateway’ to help international pharmacy graduates - Canadian Healthcare Network

Report urges College of Pharmacists to inspect, license hospital pharmacies - The Record

Rexall Launches MyRexall Online Customer Account -CNW

CGPA Statement Regarding PMPRB Analytical Snapshot Comparing International Generic Drug Prices - CGPA

Old pain drug pulled from Canadian market over overdose risk -CBC News

Updated - July 2013

Toronto Public Health supports safe injection sites for drug users - CTV News

Loblaws program offers multilingual assistance - The Star

Health Canada warns against 'designer drugs' - CBC News

Jean Coutu profit drops, revenue flat - The Globe and Mail

Saskatchewan launches new medication program - Canadian Healthcare Network

Shoppers Drug Mart founder awarded Pillar of Pharmacy - Canadian Healthcare Network

Loblaw Agrees to Buy Shoppers Drug Mart for C$12.4 Billion - Bloomberg

Canada urged to reject changes to pharmaceutical laws - CTV News

Loblaw to test new health store concept, take on Whole Foods as grocery battle heats up - Financial Post

Court grants largest patent infringement damages award in Canadian history - Lexology

Generic drug pricing likely focus of Loblaw/Shoppers review - Financial Post

Pharmacy reacts to the Council of Federation announcements - Canadian Healthcare Network

Benefits of pharmaceuticals outweigh costs: Conference Board report - Benefits Canada

Updated - June 2013

Apotex successful in establishing section 8 damages liability of Pfizer regarding azithromycin

Virtual checkup: B.C. startup connects doctors, patients through video chat - The Globe and Mail

Rx for Canada’s ailing healthcare system

New Brunswick health minister says catastrophic drug plan on the way - CTV News

Target's Canadian stores offer allergy advice for summer - DrugStore News

Health Canada recalls acetaminophen suppository due to dosage mislabelling - CTV News

Health insurance industry seeks reform - The Globe and Mail

Updated - May 2013

Nova Scotia premier takes swipe at opposition plans to cut health boards - Global Post

Jean Coutu misses profit expectations, boosts dividend- Bnn

Wealthy Ontario seniors to pay more for prescriptions: budget - The Globe and Mail

Jean Coutu says Alberta drug price cuts will prompt another such wave in Quebec - Global Post

It’s time for Ottawa to rethink how it distributes money to the provinces - The Globe and Mail

CPhA appoints new CEO - CPhA

Techs need to be key players if pharmacy is to survive- Canadian Healthcare Network

New CEO at Pharmasave - Canadian Healthcare Network

Mobile pharmacy app said to be first for Canada - Canadian Healthcare Network

Catastrophic drug plan unveiled for P.E.I.- CBC

Nova Scotia allows pharmacist immunizations - Canadian Healthcare Network

E-prescribing should be reality by 2015 -CPhA

Updated - April 2013

PEI Pharmacare adds medication reviews - PEI

6 Canadian game-changing ideas for global health care - Global News

Government reports on Ontario’s public drug program missing for 5 years: Tories - CTV News

'Ontario pharmacy group aims to prevent chemo errors - CBC

E-health records saved medical system $1.3B in 6 years - CBC

Pharmacy community launches action plan for Canada’s health system -NBPhA

New Brunswick health minister says promise kept despite hold on health spending - Winnipeg FreePress

Newfoundland economist says independent pharmacies in trouble - NBPhA

Updated - March 2013

CPhA to co-host international conference on drug shortages - CPhA-

Alberta runs in red; borrows billions to build roads, schools, hospitals - MacLeans-

CGPA: Alberta Government’s Price Cuts to Cost-Saving Generic Prescription Medicines Short-sighted and Misdirected- CGPA-

'Tough medicine: pay frozen, budgets cut, hiring reduced in Alberta health system- WinnipegFreePress-

Nova Scotia health minister tells health boards to prepare for funding freeze- WinnipegFreePress-

'Health experts call for closer scrutiny of 'off-label' drugs - CBCNews

Quebec attacked over "dangerous" drug price move- PharmaTimes-

Health highlights from Budget 2013 -CBC-

Hundreds of Alberta pharmacists descend on legislature to protest government drug changes -Edmonton Journal-

New drug strategy targets doctors' prescription pads -CBC-


Updated - Feb 2013

Generics continue market share climb -ICIS-

Université de Moncton hopes to train pharmacists - CBCNews

Pharmacists should dispense 'energy shots,' expert says- The Globe and Mail

44th annual CSHP conference delivers- CHSP

Checking up on patients helps resolve drug reactions- CBCNews

Health Canada to review acne drug for blood clot risk - CBCNews

'Counterfeit Viagra & Cialis Found on the Toronto Market - News Wire

'Frequently prescribed drug used in concerning ways with harmful side effects


Updated - Jan 2013

Drug shortages worsening: survey -CTV News-

Quebec legal panel says provinces have power to legislate medically-assisted deaths -the star-

Quebec, Ontario offer best health care value for money -CTV News-

CGPA Response to Provincial Governments Announcement Regarding Generic Prescription Drug Prices -cgpa

Analysts slice targets on Shoppers Drug Mart amid new generic pricing -Globe and mail-

Dispensing wisdom -the star-

Updated - Dec 2012

Banning 'Oxy' knock-offs won't stop drug abuse -The Peterbrough examiner-

Generic oxycodone from Canada has U.S. officials on alert -CBC News-

Mobile phone app helps clinicians better manage heart failure -The Huffington Post-

'Canada health system's "C$537.7B funding gap" -PharmaTimes-

Report calls for prescription drug plan to cover uninsured in New Brunswick -Winnipeg FreePress-

UNICEF calls out MPs for defeating generic drugs bill-The Huffington Post-


Updated - Nov  2012

Canada's Supreme Court strips Viagra patent from Pfizer - reuters-

Generic Drugs Health: Does It Make A Difference If It's Generic Or Not? -The Huffington Post-

Ontario moves to scale back annual physical exams in new deal with doctors - CTV News-

Ottawa rejects ban on generic oxycodone, saying provinces can control abuse -Global News-

Generic drug use must be a priorityCheaper drugs on the horizon -the Globe and Mail-

Loblaws lands deal as ‘preferred’ pharmacy for employer group - the star-


Updated - Oct  2012

Ottawa keen on joining provinces to buy drugs in bulk, health minister says -Globe and Mail-

Pharmacists in Ontario can give flu shots and renew some prescriptions -Canadian Press-

Joint Statement on the Negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Between Canada and the European Union -CGPA News Release-

More health IT could save Canadian patients 70 million hours - Canada Health infoway-

Ontario docs launch assault on obesity, urging tobacco-like warnings on bad food -Global News-

Cheaper drugs on the horizon -Vancouver Sun-


Updated - Sept 2012

B.C. government fires 5th Health Ministry employee in drug research investigation- The Globe and Mail-

Generic Pharmaceutical Industry Reaffirms Support for Government of Canada’s Trade Agenda -CGPA-

EHealth Ontario cancels $46.2M diabetes registry contract; no money spent, officials say - Global News-

FDA Warns Canadian Pharmacy for Trying to Sell Unapproved Drug to Onfi Patients -FDA News-


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