Daily media digest July 28, 2017

The Globe and Mail
“AstraZeneca’s combination of two injectable immunotherapy drugs failed to help patients as hoped in a closely watched advanced lung cancer trial, …”
TAGS: AstraZeneca, MYSTIC


Applied Clinical Trials Online (press release) (blog)
“A more comprehensive approach to conducting clinical trials for pain medicines is to include at-risk subpopulations in studies, to measure outcomes …”
TAGS: clinical trials, new research, opioids, pain management


CTV News
“Dr. David Juurlink, head of clinical pharmacology and toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, is urging broader adoption of the …”
TAGS: naloxone, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, chronic pain, high-dose opioids


Cape Breton Post
“t’s being developed by the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Mental Health and Addictions department and the IWK Health Centre and will provide the …”
TAGS: mental health, addiction, IWK Health Centre


“Dr. Andrew Morris, director of the antimicrobial stewardship program at both Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network in Toronto, agrees …”
TAGS: antibiotic, resistance, UHN, University Health Network


“Neurogate, which was created by students from the University of Waterloo and McMaster University, is one of four teams competing to win a grand …”
TAGS: Neurogate, neurodegenerative disease, McMaster University, Innovation, technology


“Other authors of Sherry’s study include Martin M. Smith, Samantha Chen and Donald H. Saklofske of the University of Western Ontario, Christopher …”
TAGS: study, perfectionism, suicidal tendencies


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Corporate Strategy Department of Sanofi Pasteur, where he led corporate strategy, business intelligence, and international business development.”
TAGS: Bionik Laboratories , neurological, mobility challenges


CTV News
“SASKATOON — The Saskatoon Health Region has apologized to Indigenous women who felt coerced into surgery that prevented them from bearing …”
TAGS: Saskatoon Health Region, indigenous women, tubal ligation , surgery


Regina Leader-Post
“With the rules of the Canada 150 Research Chairs program, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is telling young Canadian university scholars that they are …”
TAGS: research chairs, Canadian Universities, Canada 150 program


Edmonton Journal
“these fundamental issues still remain around consent and control of samples,” Timothy Caulfield, a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy …”
TAGS: biobanks, genetic, DNA, medical researchers


CTV News
“New Brunswick pay-for-plasma clinic opens, aims for 1,000 weekly donors … MONCTON, N.B. — The head of a company that pays people to donate blood … He said the clinic’s location near the University of Moncton could exploit …”
TAGS: plasma, blood, donors, clinic


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“Dr. Shepherd received her M.D. from the University of Toronto and is … and professor of medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.”
TAGS: lung cancer, cancer oncologist, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine


Cantech Letter
“BUSINESS WIRE)–The world’s leading hearing aid battery manufacturer * is the first hearing aid battery manufacturer to obtain a medical device …”
TAGS: medical device, Rayovac, hearing aid batteries


Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“Brie Hnetka, Diabetes Canada’s regional director for Saskatchewan, said in a news release that cultural and language barriers may make it difficult for …”
TAGS: Diabetes Canada, Saskatoon, Health, south asian


Troy Media
“According to research, failure to apply the best available evidence is widespread in pediatric health care, even for common conditions. Take, for example, croup …”
TAGS: emergency care , children, pediatric care


“Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland believe … Rossant notes that OHSU’s research would not be allowed in Canada: the …”
TAGS: editing human embryo, controversial, experiment,