From speaking fees and research grants to travel expenses and consulting fees â there are a lot of ways doctors get extra money from the pharmaceutical industry. But what happens to patients, and the health-care system, if those payments add up to a conflict of interest?
Ohio continues to lead North America in fatal overdoses. Last year, 4,149 people in the U.S. state died from unintentional drug overdoses â up 36 per cent over 2015. Those in one of the most severely affected communities say they fear addiction will remain a chronic problem.
Canada’s Indigenous people need resources 24/7, as well as culturally appropriate programs and services that are community led and controlled as part of a suicide prevention plan to reverse “decades of unjust policies,” a parliamentary committee recommends.
Juries have awarded more than $300 million US to women who claimed they got ovarian cancer from using talcum powder. Those decisions, and future cases, could be moot due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week.