A matter of life and death? UK stockpiles drugs as no-deal Brexit feared

LONDON (Reuters) - With just 56 days until Britain leaves the EU, Jo Elgarf has begun stockpiling food in case politicians fail to strike an exit deal, but she says she cannot do the same with vital drugs her disabled...

Missouri Supreme Court suspends second talc cancer trial in weeks

(Reuters) - The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday halted an upcoming trial in a case brought by women who claim talc supplied by Imerys Talc America for use in Johnson & Johnson products gave them cancer, saying it wanted to...

Meditation may offer relief for late-life depression and anxiety

People living with late-life anxiety and depression might want to try meditating in addition to medicating, according to a Canadian study. The study, which was recently published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, found that 20 minutes a day...

Coquitlam psychiatric hospital fined almost $650K after nurses attacked

A Coquitlam psychiatric hospital has been fined almost $650,000 for failing to maintain a safe workplace after two nurses were attacked by patients last spring. The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital — a 190-bed facility that treats mentally ill patients who have been accused...

Coquitlam psychiatric hospital fined $600K after nurses attacked

A Coquitlam psychiatric hospital has been fined over $600,000 for failing to maintain a safe workplace after two nurses were attacked by patients last spring. The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital — a 190-bed facility that treats mentally ill patients who have been accused...

Controversial supervised consumption site in Calgary gets 1-year lifeline from Health Canada

Health Canada has approved the renewal of the supervised consumption site at the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre in Calgary, the federal agency announced Thursday afternoon. The renewal gives the controversial site a one-year lifeline but with a review at four...

Pregnant women with severe flu more likely to have poor outcomes

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women so sick with influenza that they’re admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are more likely to have premature and underweight babies than expectant mothers with milder flu and those who don’t catch flu at...

U.S. government proposes rule overhauling drug industry rebate system

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at his side in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque NEW YORK (Reuters) -...

U.S. government proposes rule changing drug industry rebate system

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at his side in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque NEW YORK (Reuters) -...

B.C. psychiatric hospital fined $650,000 for failing to protect its workers

RICHMOND, B.C. -- WorkSafeBC has fined the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital almost $650,000 for failing to protect the safety of its workers. The workplace safety agency says the fine is the largest such administrative penalty and was imposed because the hospital...
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