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B.C. OK's coverage for life-saving heart-failure drug after cardiologists' plea (Dr. Mustafa Toma, St. Paul's Hospital)

The B.C. government has approved coverage for an expensive heart-failure drug, after several cardiologists urged the province to fund the life-saving medication. 

Patients with HIV Six Times as Likely to Have Schizophrenia (BC-Cfe)

There is a six-fold prevalence of schizophrenia in people with HIV than that of the population without the virus, according to the results of a Vancouver, BC, Canada-based study.

Decline in living kidney donors led by men (Dr. Jagbir Gill)

The number of kidney transplants using organs from living donors has declined in the U.S. since 2005, and only high-income women are becoming kidney donors at a greater rate than they were more than a decade ago, the authors of a new study have found.

Dan Fumano: On Vancouver visit, federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh talks pipelines and drugs (Crosstown Clinic)

Despite being drenched on an inclement west coast evening, Jagmeet Singh adeptly avoided complaining about the Vancouver rain.

Money Underpins Drop in Kidney Donations Among Men and the Poor (Dr. Jagbir Gill)

Your wallet takes a hit when you donate a kidney to save someone's life.

Latest in addiction help, already working in Maple Ridge (Dr. Evan Wood)

The fight against opioid addiction and overdoses in places such as Maple Ridge is being copied Canadawide.

Stop the Violence B.C. could be revived to push for drug legalization in response to the fentanyl crisis (Dr. Evan Wood)

In the early 2010s, a group called Stop the Violence B.C. responded to an increase in gang violence across Metro Vancouver with a campaign to legalize and regulate cannabis.

B.C. Transplant eyes more organ donations from euthanasia patients

B.C. residents opting for medically assisted deaths by lethal injection can also consider giving their organs and tissue to those on transplant waiting lists. But so far, there’s little awareness and, hence, just a few cases in the past year.

CTV News interviews Dr. Adeera Levin about gender disparity in kidney transplantation

CTV News interviews Dr. Adeera Levin about gender disparity in kidney transplantation.

Doctors develop national opioid guidelines (Dr. Evan Wood)

A network of doctors has developed a new Canadian guideline for managing opioid use disorder, including a recommendation of which replacement medication should first be used to treat those addicted to the powerful narcotics.


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