Daily Media Digest November 14, 2023

Waterloo receives award from JDRF to develop a breakthrough in diabetes monitoring using microneedle technology
University of Waterloo
“One of the challenges in diabetes management is the constant need for monitoring of glucose and ketone levels. Continuous monitoring devices for glucose have been available for several years, however …”
KEYWORDS: diabetes, medtech, JDRF Canada, University of Waterloo

Drug pricing: PMPRB releases scoping paper to consult on new Guidelines
Pharma in Brief
 “The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) has released a scoping paper on themes and questions to develop new price review Guidelines. The scoping paper also …”
KEYWORDS: medication, Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB)

CAMH virtual reality training for preventing opioid overdose deaths now available to the public
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
“A virtual reality simulation developed by CAMH that teaches members of the public how to administer Naloxone to save the life of someone suffering from an opioid overdose is now …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, addiction and substance use, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Canada-wide genome library seeks to unify genome sequencing
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
“Recent funding will support a Pan-Canadian Genome Library with a secure, centralized data management system …”
KEYWORDS: data management, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Pan-Canadian Genome Library (PCGL)

New results from a clinical trial of once-weekly insulin
JDRF Canada
“… getting closer to the possibility of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) needing to administer basal insulin only once a week instead of every single day, with Novo Nordisk announcing the latest results of its ONWARDS 6 clinical trial.”
KEYWORDS: diabetes, clinical trial, JDRF Canada