Daily Media Digest October 23, 2020

Researchers look at drones to deliver medical supplies to remote communities

CTV Toronto
“Researchers at the University of Calgary, SAIT, Alberta Health Services and Alberta Precision Laboratories are partnering with the Stoney Nakoda …”
TAGS: community health, innovative technology, COVID-19, University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services

How to tackle seasonal depression with the added burden of pandemic stress
CTV News
“… off this problem,” Dr. Robert Levitan, a psychiatrist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), told CTV News Channel. Advertisement …”
TAGS: mental health, depression, pandemic, stress, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Pandemic poses unique challenges for those living with eating disorders
Western News
“… psychology at Western University and a co-author of recent paper published in the journal Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention.”
TAGS: mental health, eating disorder, pandemic, vulnerable population, Western University

Nova Scotia’s first all-female transplant surgery team breaks barriers
“The Nova Scotia Health Authority says the all-female transplant team was a first for the province. It is believed to be a first for the country. “To my …”
TAGS: women in STEM, medicines, surgery, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Study Highlights Acceptance of Pain Management App in Post-Surgical Patients
“… Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The scope of research and complexity of cases at University Health …”
TAGS: pain management, surgery outcomes, University Health Network, Michener Institute of Education

Indigenous mobile health unit combines traditional and modern medicine for treatment
CTV News
“A mobile health unit in Toronto is combining traditional Indigenous treatments and modern medicine to help care for the city’s homeless …”
TAGS: mobile health unit, Indigenous health, community health

PMPRB reforms have strong potential to risk patient access to medically necessary pharmaceuticals, patient organizations warn
HRI Portal
“The Best Medicines Coalition, a national alliance of patient organizations, is raising concerns about the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) regulatory reforms, in light of today’s release of the PMPRB’s new Guidelines.”
TAGS: patient care, pharmaceuticals, PMPRB reforms

New PMPRB guidelines can’t fix flaws in regulations that will stall new treatments for Canadian patients
HRI Portal
“The Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) is carefully reviewing the new changes to the guidelines of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) that were released today. However, we remain very concerned because the guidelines do not address the flaws in the new regulations themselves.”
TAGS: patient care, pharmaceuticals, PMPRB reforms, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD)