Prescription drug access and affordability an issue for nearly a quarter of all Canadian households

Significant public support for “pharmacare” over status quo, but concerns about costs remain. July 15, 2015 – A significant – and apparently increasing – number of Canadians are unable to afford the medications being prescribed to them, and they’re compensating

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Opioids in Canada: One-in-eight have family or close friends who faced addiction

Nearly 20 per cent of Canadians say they themselves have been prescribed opioids in the last five years January 11, 2018 – The thousands of deaths across Canada as a result of opioid use and addiction has been a dominating

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Orthopedic surgery in Canada: Most had positive outcomes, but one-in-four found the wait too long

In B.C., the number of patients reporting ‘unreasonable’ wait times jumps to one-in-three July 24, 2017 – As news reports profile orthopedic surgery patients frustrated with lengthy wait-times, a unique Angus Reid Institute survey of more than 1,500 Canadians who

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Health Care: One-third of Canadians report difficult access to family doctors, rely on clinics and ERs

Access to primary care is worst in Quebec, but one-third report difficulty nationwide December 1, 2015 – The new federal Liberal government has said it intends to establish a new health accord with the provinces. While the contents of such

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Canadians unclear on definition of “GMOs”, but want mandatory GMO labeling anyway

Canadian knowledge of GMOs is spotty Eight-in-ten would label at least some GMOs Do Canadians think GMOs are safe? Affordability trumps all other concerns when grocery shopping August 9, 2017 – Is it safe to eat genetically modified foods? Fewer

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One-in-five Canadians say they’ve suffered a concussion playing sports; most before turning 18

Pattern of under-reporting concussions appears to be changing as awareness of brain injury grows December 16, 2015 –While Canadians have become lamentably accustomed to seeing hockey stars such as Sidney Crosby, Paul Kariya and Chris Pronger suffer the effects of

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