Monthly Archives: January 2014

How safe are seniors?

As someone who once had a family member in care and having heard from others who also have had family members in care I was sickened by last week’s fire at the senior’s facility in L’Isle-Verte, Quebec. Sadly, fires in … Continue reading

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New initiatives for Nova Scotia health care

Saturday, January 18, Nova Scotia Liberals held their party policy conference. The focus was health care. I was invited to attend by the Minister of Health, the Honourabe Leo Glavine. It was an interesting, calm, thoughtful, forward-looking discussion about health … Continue reading

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Selective information sharing

Why is everything at Capital Health treated as a state secret? Perhaps it’s because the whole organization seems to be falling apart – maybe they can’t keep up with the flow of problems. Over the holidays they had a pipe … Continue reading

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The economics of pharmaceutical drug costs

There has been a lot of talk recently about the cost of certain drugs. In Nova Scotia it’s been spurred by the $300,000 annual cost of a CF drug, Kyledico. I know some people think it’s gouging by rich pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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Hooray for the NS Jeep Club

CBC Halifax carried a news item on Friday, January 3rd, about the generosity of the Nova Scotia Jeep Club. The club members, who are based in Halifax, volunteer to drive front-line health care workers to their shifts at Capital Health. … Continue reading

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About those bulk drug purchases

Nova Scotia’s former deputy minister of health, Kevin McNamara, has a short opinion piece in today’s Herald in which he criticizes the decision of the current health minister to fund Kalydeco, an expensive CF drug. You can read McNamara’s opinion … Continue reading

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