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Is ketamine about to become inaccessible in low-income countries?

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A storm is brewing with the potential to create a global “public health crisis”, denying access to safe surgery and anesthesia for roughly a billion people in low-income countries.  The issue at stake? Access to ketamine, the anesthetic of necessity in most low-income countries. The Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the central drug policy-making body within […]

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Canadians are paying too much for generic drugs

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I am the co-author of a publication in Open Medicine today that’s getting quite a bit of media coverage. Our study “Pan-Canadian overpricing of medicines: a 6-country study of cost control for generic medicines” was published this morning online, and has since been covered by The Toronto Star and in various publications by the Canadian […]

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World Pneumonia Day 2012

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Today is World Pneumonia Day. While #WPD2012 should lead us to be optimistic about the capabilities we have to prevent and treat pneumonia around the world, it also provides a solemn reminder that despite being preventable and treatable, pneumonia continues to be the leading cause of death in children. Looking back at the past year, […]

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