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Canadian doctor groups back stricter U.S. guidelines on opioid use
Karen Howlett and Andrea Woo; The Globe and Mail: May 8, 2016

Oops, wrong patient, wrong operation, missing clamp: surgical mistakes in Canada
Marc Montgomery; Radio Canada International; May 6, 2016

Western premiers call for more health care dollars, immigration, free trade
Jeff Lee; Vancouver Sun; May 6, 2016

'I would say it's an epidemic': Lethbridge orthopedic surgeon sees trampoline accidents weekly
Kim Tams; Global News; May 12, 2016

Visiting hour restrictions removed at Sask. health care facilities
David Giles; Global News; May 11, 2016

Health Canada hasn't fined Quebec in past decade for medicare violations
Aaron Derfel; Montreal Gazette; May 10, 2016

Nearly $6 million recouped from B.C. doctors who over-billed
Pamela Fayerman; Vancouver Sun: May 5, 2016

Kamloops hospital operating at 30 per cent overcapacity, health minister confirms: Hospital surgeon says patients are being put in hallways and medical staff is overloaded
Gavin Fisher; CBC News; May 11, 2016

Instead of parade of health-care workers, Regina hospital tries 1 patient visit: Health ministry spending $300K on new approach
CBC News; May 12, 2016

Medicine Matters: Dr. Brian Day takes another stab at being president of Doctors of BC
Pamela Fayerman; Vancouver Sun; April 27, 2016