Latest Canadian Medical Association Journal Stories
Canada's pharmaceutical intellectual property laws need major reform to encourage and protect innovation in developing new drugs.
The main challenge to providing patient-centred health care is education, as many patients do know how to access the health care system.
While smoke-free policies on hospital grounds make sense for the objective of clean air, managing the tobacco withdrawal symptoms of hospitalized patients must also be addressed.
The Consumer Justice Foundation, which publishes several free online resources designed to provide consumers with information regarding dealing with corporations and the potential dangers of prescription
Canada needs to adopt a national suicide prevention strategy, and physicians can play a key role in the strategy.
Although children and adolescents in the child welfare system are at increased risk of attempted suicide compared with the general population, rates are highest before they enter care then begin to decline.
Parents of children in the palliative stage of cancer favor aggressive chemotherapy over supportive care compared with health care professionals.
Heart attack patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in combination with antiplatelet therapy -- acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), clopidogrel or both (dual antiplatelet therapy) -- are at higher risk of bleeding than patients taking ASA alone.
Gonorrhea is evolving into a scourge resistant to most antibiotics, and urgent action is needed to combat this public health threat.
Routine screening for depression in primary care patients has not been shown to be beneficial or an effective use of scarce health care resources, which would be better focused on providing more consistent treatment of people with depression.
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