2 Important Numbers to Know

Twitter Thread Worth Reading

Opioid Crisis- Closer Than you Might Think

“Not my loved ones,” you might be thinking, and I hope you’re right. It’s certainly easier to believe, as I once did, that the opioid crisis is some far-off threat, like a flood or fire in another province. The reality is that it may be bigger and closer than many of us want to admit.  (Excerpt from a cbc.ca opinion piece written by Katherine Steinhoff.)

Read the full article here.

Lower Cost for Whom?

As you may be aware, more and more residents from the US are purchasing their prescription drugs from Canada, due to the lower prices. While this is increasing sales for pharmaceutical companies and their associates, there is a something more important that must be considered. Namely, what effect are the sales of Canadian medicine to our US neighbours having on Canada and we Canadians?

According to a number of professional groups, the outcome of these prescription sales may result in drug shortages Canada.  This, in turn, can have negative repercussions on the healthcare of Canadians.  As a letter sent by groups representing patients, health professionals, hospitals, and pharmacists to Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor states, “‘The Canadian medicine supply is not sufficient to support both Canadian and U.S. consumers…The supply simply does not, and will not, exist within Canada to meet such demands.”of the potential for increasing drug shortages.'”  Read more about this here.

Disparity in Healthcare?

PJ Paralysis- Global Summit

What does PJ Paralysis mean?

  • PJ Paralysis is a term used to describe the negative physical and psychological effects experienced by patients who spend lengthy periods of time being inactive, and in their pyjamas, while in hospital.

What is End PJ Paralysis?

  • End PJ Paralysis is a global movement that aims to help people live the richest, fullest lives by reducing immobility, muscle deconditioning, and dependency, while at the same time protecting cognitive function, social interaction, and dignity.

How can you get Involved?

  • Join the global online summit on July 10-12, 2019, and learn from and with others who are interested and involved in this movement.

Check out this website to find out more.

Have Your Say: What NEW research?

Are you a patient, family caregiver or healthcare provider who has experience with colorectal cancer? If so, why not share your ideas about NEW research that is needed to improve the lives of those living with and beyond a diagnosis of stage I-III colorectal cancer.

Who is eligible?

1. Stage I-III colorectal cancer patients.

2. Family members to patients diagnosed with state I-III colorectal cancer.

3. Healthcare providers who work with stage I-III colorectal cancer patients.

4. Community or support organization who works with state I-III colorectal cancer patients.

To participate, please visit the following website

Join Ali

What are you doing on June 20th from noon until 1 p.m. MT? Why not join Ali for what is sure to be an interesting webinar.

Who are the Experts?

With so much emphasis in the healthcare field on experts and expertise, here’s a tweet and its responses that look at this question. The next time you were asked who the health expert is, what will your response be?