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Canada didn’t need to lose 22,000 to COVID. Here’s what could have saved them

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada This month marks a full year since Canada saw its first major lockdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what we should have done differently Author of the article: Tristin Hopper Publishing date: Mar 10, 2021  •  March 10, 2021  •  3 minute read  •  213 Comments… Read More »

Capping hospital prices could save $235B annually, Rand study says

Dive Brief: Aggressively regulating the prices of hospital services could reduce healthcare spending by more than $ 235 billion a year, according to a new study issued by the think tank Rand. The report also examines price transparency and increased market competition among hospitals, and concluded that setting fixed prices would save the most money. … Read More »

Mom’s Heart Health While Pregnant Could Influence Her Child’s Health for Years

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2021 — In a finding that suggests heart health starts in the womb, a new study shows that the state of a woman’s heart during pregnancy may predict her kids’ health by the time they reach adolescence. Researchers found that when mothers’ weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels were less healthy during… Read More »

AbbVie pegs growth to booming Skyrizi, Rinvoq in post-merger future. But neurology could be a ‘sleeper’

With its $ 63 billion merger with Allergan in the rearview, the new AbbVie is facing a major challenge as U.S. biosimilars for Humira cast a pall over the near-term future. But AbbVie figures its homegrown prospects will keep driving growth—and a couple of surprises from Allergan could make the forecast even rosier.  After six… Read More »

A promising discovery could lead to better treatment for Hepatitis C

Virologists at Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) have identified a critical role played by a cellular protein in the progression of Hepatitis C virus infection, paving the way for more effective treatment. No vaccine currently exists for Hepatitis C virus infection, which affects more than 130 million people worldwide and nearly 250,000 Canadians.… Read More »