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2012-11-19 12:26:54

Calls on provinces, territories and medical professionals to also take action OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - To launch National Addictions Awareness Week, today the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and Shelly Glover, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, announced tough new licencing rules that aim to clamp down on the diversion of controlled release formulations of oxycodone products - prescription drugs that are at a high risk of abuse. In a letter...

2012-05-21 06:24:55

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, May 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today affirmed the Government of Canada's commitment to universal health coverage during the plenary session of the 65th World Health Assembly. "Canada has long been a supporter of universal health coverage, and remains strongly committed to a publicly-financed system that ensures all Canadians benefit from access to health services based on need, not the ability to pay," said Minister...

2012-05-08 06:32:04

A call to action for all Canadians OTTAWA, May 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today welcomed the release of the Mental Health Commission's Mental Health Strategy for Canada.  The creation of the strategy was a key part of the Commission's mandate, and is based on the different experiences of over 2,500 people- including the general public, individual stakeholders and organizations across Canada. "Improving the mental health and well-being of...