Tag Archives: Canada

Opioid-related overdoses cause life expectancy in Canada to stall for first time in 40 years

VANCOUVER — Life expectancy rates in Canada have stopped increasing for the first time in four decades, says a Statistics Canada report that blames opioid-related overdoses for deaths in British Columbia, followed by Alberta. Canadians concerned about young adults dying from overdoses should demand drug-policy changes by “holding politicians’ feet to the fire,” said an… Read More »

Exclusive: Canada budget to include limited coverage for prescription drugs – sources

FILE PHOTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs a book as he shuffles his cabinet after the resignation of Treasury Board President Scott Brison, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s Liberal government will propose a limited expansion to the country’s universal healthcare system in the spring budget, to… Read More »

Canada Dry will still tell Canadians it is ‘Made from Real Ginger’ — just not Americans

Canada Dry Ginger Ale will continue to be marketed in Canada as “Made from Real Ginger” even though the soft drink’s producer has agreed to remove this controversial claim from American packaging in order to settle a series of U.S. class action lawsuits over false advertising. The company is evaluating the Canadian packaging, but it… Read More »