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Long-term care patients in Quebec will soon be able to use surveillance cameras

MONTREAL — Quebec will allow residents in provincially run long-term care facilities to install cameras in their rooms without having to inform the establishment and its employees.

Doctor warns parents to lock up medication to prevent theft by teens

VANCOUVER — Teenagers who steal prescription medication from a medicine cabinet at home may be at risk of becoming addicted to drugs, says a family doctor who treats chronic substance use. Dr.
The Latest: FDA advisers endorse gene therapy for blindness

The Latest: FDA advisers endorse gene therapy for blindness

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Latest on an FDA panel's discussion on a gene therapy treatment for blindness (all times local): 3:19 p.m. U.S.

Fentanyl mostly responsible for new height in B.C. illicit drug deaths

VICTORIA — More people died from illicit drug overdoses in British Columbia in the first eight months of this year than all of 2016.

Ontario's largest hospital network investigating electronic health record error

TORONTO — A clinical team will investigate whether the care of any patient at Ontario's largest hospital network was impacted by errors reported in its electronic medical records, says a spokeswoman.
Sweden won't prosecute Italian stem cell scientist

Sweden won't prosecute Italian stem cell scientist

STOCKHOLM — Swedish prosecutors have abandoned an investigation against a disgraced Italian stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in connection with three patients who died after windpipe transplants.

Saskatoon Health Region responds to proposed sterilization lawsuit

SASKATOON — The Saskatoon Health Region has issued a statement on a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging Indigenous women were coerced into undergoing tubal ligations. SHR officials say they respect the rights of the women to pursue legal action.

Feds win bid to reargue the facts used in landmark assisted-dying case

VANCOUVER — Severely ill Canadians who don't qualify for medical help in dying will suffer even longer while they wait to find out whether the federal government has violated their right to a medically assisted death after a court ruling in B.C.

Urgent need for injectable addiction treatment in B.C.: addictions minister

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's addictions minister has tasked health authorities to move quickly to scale up use of an injectable drug that could save the lives of chronic substance users who haven't responded to treatment with oral medication.

Alberta to ban people from under 18 from using UV tanning beds on Jan. 1

EDMONTON — After years of lobbying by health groups Alberta is finally moving to ban young people from using indoor tanning beds over growing fears about skin cancer.