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Ontario government expands list of ailments pharmacists can treat

Ontario government expands list of ailments pharmacists can treat

TORONTO — Ontario has granted its pharmacists more prescribing powers.
Overdoses from smoking toxic drugs outpace B.C. prevention sites

Overdoses from smoking toxic drugs outpace B.C. prevention sites

VANCOUVER — Nearly two-thirds of the overdose deaths in British Columbia this year came after smoking illicit drugs, yet only 40 per cent of the supervised consumption sites in the province offer a safe place to smoke, and the chief coroner says that
Quebec seeks to join class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

Quebec seeks to join class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

QUEBEC — The Quebec government intends to table a bill in the coming days to enable it to join a class action lawsuit brought by British Columbia against more than 40 pharmaceutical companies accused of downplaying the harmful effects of opioids.
Judge blocks 2 provisions in North Carolina's new abortion law; 12-week near-ban remains in place

Judge blocks 2 provisions in North Carolina's new abortion law; 12-week near-ban remains in place

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Saturday blocked two portions of North Carolina's new abortion law from taking effect while a lawsuit continues.
Anti-abortion groups are at odds on strategies ahead of Ohio vote. It could be a preview for 2024

Anti-abortion groups are at odds on strategies ahead of Ohio vote. It could be a preview for 2024

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Abortion opponents in Ohio are at odds not only over how to frame their opposition to a reproductive rights initiative on the state's November ballot but also over their longer-term goals on how severely they would restrict the
Federal Court ruling sets back health workers seeking psilocybin mushroom access

Federal Court ruling sets back health workers seeking psilocybin mushroom access

VANCOUVER — Megan McLaren thought her future career was in law enforcement, but her path radically shifted thanks in part to psychedelic drug therapy, she says.
Transgender minors in Nebraska, their families and doctors brace for a new law limiting treatment

Transgender minors in Nebraska, their families and doctors brace for a new law limiting treatment

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As Nebraska's new law restricting gender-affirming care for minors goes into effect this weekend, families with transgender children and the doctors who treat them are steeling themselves for change.

Mississippi sees spike in child care enrollment after abortion ban and child support policy change

JACKSON, Miss.
Alberta says first steps to reform provincial health delivery system coming this fall

Alberta says first steps to reform provincial health delivery system coming this fall

EDMONTON — Premier Danielle Smith says the first steps are coming this fall to reconfigure Alberta’s health delivery system — a plan the Opposition calls a recipe for more chaos from a government fresh off turning lab testing into a debacle.

A doctor caught in the crossfire was among 4 killed in a gunbattle at a hospital in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hitmen stormed a hospital in northern Mexico in a bid to kill a patient but they clashed with other gunmen already inside, sparking a gun battle that left four people dead, including a doctor apparently caught in the crossfire, pol