Daily Media Digest April 12, 2023

Canada Celebrates National Medical Laboratory Week
“As part of this celebration, the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) is asking Canadians to see the lab, and the professionals …”
TAGS: medical laboratory professionals, patient care, Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)

Ottawa pilot project cuts opioid use among patients with chronic pain
Ottawa Citizen
“By the end of the study, 42.9 per cent of patients who used opioids had reduced their dosages. One participant completely eliminated opioid use.”
TAGS: chronic pain, opioid use, pain management, Bruyère

PMPRB vacancies offer an opportunity for a course correction
The Hill Times
“The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board just needs to stop trying to push an agenda and go back to doing its job as an impartial regulator that implements clear and predictable rules.”
TAGS: Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB), Biomanufacturing and Life Sciences Strategy, Life Sciences Ontario

Sask. scientists developing vaccines to protect birds and humans from avian flu
“Yan Zhou has researched influenza viruses at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan for two decades, with nearly half of that time being spent looking into avian flu.”
TAGS: infectious diseases, vaccine, pandemic, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)

Celebrating Canada’s Global Leadership in Access to Biosimilars
“With Ontario, Newfoundland & Labrador and the Yukon each implementing new policies over the past few days, nearly 96% of Canadians now live in jurisdictions with expanded access to biosimilars.”
TAGS: biosimilars, Canadian research, new medicines, Pfizer Canada

Budget 2023’s post-secondary stand-out
Re$earch Money
“For many Canadians, the research and innovation associated with that commitment are inextricably bound up with the country’s post-secondary educational institutions. Yet these merited just one mention, and perhaps not what some people were expecting.”
TAGS: education, Budget 2023, research and innovation, College and Institutes Canada (CICan)