Death linked to carfentanil In New Brunswick

Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid about 100 times more potent than fentanyl or 10,000 times more potent than morphine. A toxicological analysis report revealed the presence of carfentanil in a recent deceased... Read more »

Canada plans to classify tramadol as an opioid

The Canadian government plans to classify tramadol opioid following a sharp rise in prescription prescriptions for this powerful painkiller in recent years, said Wednesday the Ministry of Health. “Health Canada has launched... Read more »

Specialist Nurses Will Be Able To Treat Chronic Diseases

Specialized Nurse Practitioners (NPIs) will now be able to treat patients with six chronic conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure. The College of Nurses of Quebec (OIIQ) and the College of... Read more »

Newly Available Medicine for Medical Assistance in Dying

Only a small percentage of Canadians who have received physician-assisted dying have chosen to take the drug cocktail that will end their lives. This could change with the availability in Canada of... Read more »

New Hope for ALS

Thanks to the famous “Ice Bucket Challenge,” Montreal researchers will test a new drug against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is a molecule currently used against schizophrenia, which would be used at... Read more »