January 23, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
As deaths from powerful painkillers continue to rise, Canada is pursuing unprecedented measures to curb their use, including requiring cigarette-style warning stickers on every prescription, Health Minister Jane Philpott told Reuters.
April 21, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Just when you thought Canada’s years-long legal battle over assisted death was finished, the federal government may find itself back in court, being sued again over allegedly unconstitutional laws.
April 11, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Patrick Cain and Katie Scott, Global News
Perhaps the most gutting thing about Attawapiskat’s suicide emergency is how unsurprising it is to those closest to the crisis.
April 5, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
The abortion pill Mifegymiso comes to Canada this spring, and prescribers will be trained in its use this month. But it may not make abortions accessible to Canadians who can’t access them now – at least not at first.
April 4, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Health Canada has decided not to require controlled-release opioid painkillers to be tamper-resistant, saying that measure wouldn’t help Canada’s fastest-growing drug problem, which kills hundreds of people across the country each year.
March 31, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Prince Edward Island will no longer be the only province in Canada where you can’t get an abortion.
February 23, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Health Minister Jane Philpott says she’ll be following up on conversations she’s had with P.E.I.’s health minister, among others, to ensure they’re improving access to abortion.
February 22, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
A special joint committee will give the federal government its recommendations on physician-assisted death Thursday, bringing Canada a step closer to setting up a framework for doctors to help their patients die.
February 19, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
The six-year-old girl with an agonizing stomachache was turned away from the Montreal walk-in clinic: They only treat refugees who pay a fee first, they said.
The girl’s mom couldn’t afford the fee. So they left.
February 18, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
All refugees and refugee claimants will get extended health care as of April 1 — six months after the Liberals came to office and five months after they made a special provision allowing Syrian refugees to access care.