Gun control: The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians and 27 other health-related organizations have issued an open letter calling on Members of Parliament to quash Manitoba Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner's private member's bill to shut down the nation's gun...
News vent malaria in honour of World Gun control: The Canadian Association Center for Devices and Radiological Malaria Day on Apr. 25. — Roger of Emergency Physicians and 27 other Health Director Dr. Jeffrey Shuren said Collier, CMAJ health-related organizations have issued in a press release that the changes, which an open letter calling on Members of will include voting by ballot rather than Infusion pump safety: The United Parliament to quash Manitoba Conserv- show of hands, will “allow panel mem- States Food and Drug Administration ative MP Candice Hoeppner’s private bers to address issues related to their area has unveiled a plan to improve the member’s bill to shut down the nation’s of expertise instead of regulatory issues safety of external infusion pumps, which gun registry. The bill is now in third that may be unfamiliar to them” the agency says caused more than 500 reading, having garnered support from (www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom deaths, and resulted in more than 56 000 Conservative, Liberal and New Democ- /PressAnnouncements/ucm209791.htm). adverse events, over the past five years. ratic party ranks. Scrapping the registry — Wayne Kondro, CMAJ The plan includes requiring manufactur- would have serious public health conse- ers to provide “additional design and quences, the health professionals argue Children’s medicine guide: A guide to engineering information” during pre- (www.aspq.org/DL/Declarationang.pdf). procuring 240 essential children’s medi- market review of infusion pumps, con- “Six different coroner’s inquests recom- cines has been released by UNICEF and ducting a public workshop on infusion mended the licensing of gun owners and the World Health Organization. Sources pump design next month and establish- registration of all firearms. Indeed, our and Prices of Selected Medicines for ing a web page devoted to infusion daily practice informs us of the very real Children tells doctors and organizations pump safety (www.fda.gov/Medical risks associated with firearms and of the where to buy life-saving medicines for- Devices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures value of a strong gun control law.” — mulated for children and at what cost. /GeneralHospitalDevicesandSupplies Wayne Kondro, CMAJ The guide aims to improve access to /InfusionPumps/ucm205424.htm). — medicines that can prevent or treat dis- Wayne Kondro, CMAJ Electronic suspicion: A United States eases responsible for the deaths of an survey indicates that the majority of estimated nine million children each year Right to play: The Canadian Interna- patients are suspicious about the shar- (www.who.int/medicines/publications tional Development Agency will pro- ing of electronic health records, partic- /essentialmedicines/Sources_Prices2010. vide $17 million over three years to ularly if the information is being dis- pdf) — Lauren Vogel, Ottawa, Ont. help the humanitarian organization seminated to health insurance plans, Right to Play train teachers and researchers and companies, even if Chagas disease screening test: A new coaches to run sport programs on the there is a prom
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