Daily Media Digest October 4, 2023

CIHR-funded study to examine impact of pandemic’s public health measures on opioid users and their supporters
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
“A new Canadian Institutes of Health Research study will seek to understand the effects of pandemic public health measures on people who use opioids and their closest supporters, aiming to safeguard lives during …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, substance use and addiction, pandemic preparedness, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

Making ‘living therapies’: The Ottawa Hospital’s Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre plays critical role in Ontario life sciences sector
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“By incorporating biological materials such as cells, genes and viruses, biotherapeutics can target the root cause of disease as opposed to just the symptoms …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, biotherapeutics, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Carleton University, BioCanRx

Sanofi announces agreement for potential first-in-class vaccine against extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli
“… a Johnson & Johnson company, to develop and commercialize the vaccine candidate for extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (9-valent) developed by Janssen, currently in Phase 3.”
KEYWORDS: vaccine, innovative research, Sanofi, Johnson & Johnson

Four in 10 Canadian Children Facing Unsafe Delays for Spinal Surgery
Children’s Healthcare Canada
“… finds that overdrawn timelines add significantly to healthcare system costs, and negatively impact children’s health outcomes.”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, surgery, Children’s Healthcare Canada, The Conference Board of Canada

Taking pains to solve a lower back mystery
Hamilton Health Sciences
“… HHS Hamilton General Hospital, with solving the mystery of what was causing her pain and weakness, and connecting her to life-changing neurosurgery and rehabilitation.”
KEYWORDS: patient experience, pain management, Hamilton Health Sciences