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2015 ABC Fellowship Tour — Now accepting applications
The COA is now accepting applications for the 2015 ABC Travelling Fellowship. The tour will take place during the Spring of 2015 over approximately five weeks. This fellowship opportunity is open to candidates who are under 45 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2014 and who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents with full-time positions in Canadian hospitals. Two fellows will be selected by the COA's Exchange Fellowships Committee after the May 1, 2014 application deadline. Guidelines, application forms and further information can be found here.
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On accepte actuellement les candidatures pour la tournée 2015 de la Bourse de voyage ABC
L'ACO accepte actuellement les candidatures pour la Bourse de voyage américano-britanno-canadienne (ABC) 2015. La tournée aura lieu au printemps 2015 et durera environ cinq semaines. Les candidats doivent être âgés de moins de 45 ans au 31 décembre 2014 et être citoyens canadiens ou résidents permanents, en plus d'occuper un poste à temps plein dans un hôpital canadien. Deux candidatures seront retenues par le Comité des bourses de voyage après la date limite d'inscription, soit le 1er mai 2014. Vous trouverez les lignes directrices, le formulaire de demande et de plus amples renseignements ici.
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Tories introduce bill to crack down on unsafe medications
CTV News
The Conservative government has introduced new legislation aimed at protecting consumers from unsafe medications and reducing adverse drug reactions. The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act is known as Vanessa's Law in honour of the late daughter of Conservative MP Terence Young.
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Commander des drogues sur Internet en toute légalité
Huffington Post
Une carte de crédit, un clic, et la drogue est livrée à domicile. Souvent en toute légalité. Loin du cliché du dealer dans une ruelle sombre, le trafic de drogue de synthèse explose et les autorités n'arrivent pas à le contrer.
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Lack of adherence and communication plague drug plans
Benefits Canada
Non-adherence to prescribed medication and lack of communication among the various healthcare stakeholders are two of the main issues that continue to plague Canada's workplace drug plans. That was the message at the Canadian Leadership Council on Drug Plan Partnerships, hosted by Benefits Canada in Toronto.
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Santé Canada encourage le don d'organes via les médias sociaux
La Presse
Santé Canada a lancé une campagne de sensibilisation sur les réseaux sociaux pour encourager les Canadiens à s'inscrire sur les listes de donneurs d'organes. Les responsables de la santé publique, les personnels de santé, différentes personnalités et les patients en attente de greffe ont multiplié les messages sur les réseaux sociaux, principalement sur Twitter — avec le mot-dièse #donnezlavie.
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Health care system taxed during Fort McMurray's baby boom
Every six hours, a baby is born in Fort McMurray, Alta. This might be a great sign for the young oil town, where the median age is 31, as couples feel they have enough economic stability to start a family. It is not good news, however, for the many soon-to-be mothers expecting wait times upwards of seven hours at the hospital because Fort McMurray has only three obstetrician-gynecologists.
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Canada's costly health care wait times
Winnipeg Free Press
Waiting has become a defining characteristic of the Canadian health care experience, but the consequences imposed on patients by delayed access to universally accessible care are too often ignored in the health care debate. To be clear, some Canadians can wait with minimal consequence. Not so for others.

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Canadian private insurance drug costs 'sustainable'
More than 20 million Canadians are covered by private drug plans, and concerns have been expressed in this market about the potential costs of specialty and biologic medicines, the impact of an aging population and a rapidly-changing business environment, says Rx&D.

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Tech innovations underused in Canadian healthcare
Benefits Canada
Technology will continue to transform Canada's healthcare landscape, but, in the mean time, certain innovations — including some that have already permeated other aspects of modern life — remain underused in the country's medical field, according to physicians. One innovation that is a staple of modern life but still isn't widely available in Canada's healthcare system is email.

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