At the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Dr. Andrea Furlan, a pain specialist, is holding a regular meeting with some of her colleagues.  Sitting around the table are physiotherapists, pharmacists, doctors and nurses. Other health-care professionals have joined in via teleconferencing. The discussion focuses on chronic pain and the role opioids haveRead More →

Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination. The French company Friday joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug. In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a potentially cancer-causingRead More →

Juul Labs will stop selling fruit and dessert flavors for its electronic cigarettes in the U.S. The voluntary step announced Thursday is the company’s latest concession as it tries to weather a political backlash blaming its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation of teenagers. The move is unlikely to satisfy the company’sRead More →

More lots of heartburn medication are under recall because they may have been manufactured with an ingredient that contains too much of an impurity, Health Canada said. Four companies, Apotex Inc., Pro Doc Ltée, Sanis Health Inc. and Sivem Pharmaceuticals, are recalling ranitidine drugs. It is commonly known by the brand name Zantac. Over-the-counter ranitidineRead More →

The teen who was hospitalized with a severe vaping-related respiratory illness in London, Ont., did not use a cannabis-related product, the region’s medical officer of health told CBC News. The high-school aged person who fell ill earlier this year was in intensive care and has recovered.  Dr. Chris Mackie, medical officer of healthRead More →