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Voltaren Gel: First FDA-approved topical prescription treatment for osteoarthritis

Posted on Fri, September 26, 2008 at 3:28 pm

From www.pharmacist.com FDA has recently approved diclofenac sodium gel (Voltaren Gel—Novartis) 1% as the first topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory prescription treatment for osteoarthritis joint pain. Osteoarthritis, which affects approximately 21 million Americans, is a chronic condition characterized by the break down of cartilage in joints. The efficacy and safety of diclofenac gel have been studied in more than 900 osteoarthritis patients suffering from hand and knee pain. The U.S. approval was based on several studies, including… Read More.


Eczema Awareness Campaign Helps Take the Itch Out of Winter

Posted on Wed, September 10, 2008 at 1:10 am

OTTAWA, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Dermatology Association is launching a national Eczema Awareness campaign beginning in September and lasting through the dry winter skin season. The official campaign launch will take place on September 13 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Attending the event will be the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Nunavut Minister of Health and Social Services, CDA President Dr Larry Warshawski, and Dr. Robert Jackson of the Ottawa Dermatological Society (ODS). The reason for… Read More.


Australian Scientists Developing "Blockbuster" Diabetes Drug

Posted on Thu, August 21, 2008 at 3:54 am

By AFP - Sun Aug 17, 9:29 PM PDT SYDNEY (AFP) Australian researchers Monday said they had developed a drug which could potentially spell an end to a life-threatening condition caused by diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. Scientists from the University of Melbourne and the city's St Vincent's Hospital said the drug had been shown in animal trials to prevent fibrosis, the build-up of irreversible scarring on internal organs. There are currently no treatments… Read More.


Cash Injection for Long-Term Care Homes

Posted on Thu, August 21, 2008 at 3:31 am

> TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - NEWS Ontario is providing $23.3 million to support the creation of 873 personal support worker positions in long-term care homes. This will increase the average paid hours of direct daily care per resident to 3.26 hours this year of nursing, personal support and programming. This is the first round of funding to add 2,500 new personal support worker positions and 2,000 more nurses in long-term care homes over the… Read More.


Peterborough celebrates new affordable housing for seniors

Posted on Sun, August 17, 2008 at 2:45 am

PETERBOROUGH, ON, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Peterborough today celebrated the opening of a new affordable housing project supported by over $1.7 million in funding under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program. Dean Del Mastro, Member of Parliament for Peterborough, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development; Jeff Leal, Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough, on behalf of… Read More.


Gov. of Canada is Helping Low-Income Seniors in British Columbia

Posted on Tue, July 29, 2008 at 10:33 pm

LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 23, 2008) - The Government of Canada is following through on its commitment to strengthen Canada's public pension system and ensure that low-income seniors keep more of their hard-earned money without a reduction in benefits. Today, Mr. Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Leader of the Government in the Senate and Secretary of State (Seniors), met with local seniors and service providers,… Read More.


VIA Rail Summer Travel Deal for Parents and Grandparents

Posted on Tue, July 8, 2008 at 10:42 pm

For travel now thru to September 15, 2008, for every senior, student (18+), youth (18-25) or adult-fare ticket purchased in VIA's Comfort Class, a child age 2-11 travels for free. Available on every VIA train system-wide, the "Kids Travel Free" program makes it even more affordable to plan the perfect family getaway on VIA while exploring some of Canada's most exciting destinations. Looking to be pampered? VIA's Silver & Blue class service on the Canadian… Read More.


Long-term Care Needs Enforceable Standards Say Unions

Posted on Tue, July 8, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Unions team up to call for regulation in light of devastating CP investigation TORONTO, July 8 /CNW Telbec/ - With fresh revelations that over 60 per cent of long-term care homes violate provincial standards, unions representing long-term care workers called, once again, for an enforceable minimum care standard of 3.5 hours of hands-on care. "How do you solve a problem like poor quality in our long-term care homes? With minimum standards that the government enforces,… Read More.


SEIU to Dalton McGuinty - Stop Dithering on Nursing Home Standards

Posted on Fri, July 4, 2008 at 11:45 pm

TORONTO, July 4 /CNW/ - There are four priorities the Ontario government must act on immediately to ensure nursing home residents are cared for in dignity says Sharleen Stewart, President of Service Employees International Union Local 1 Canada, a union that represents 15,000 nursing home workers. > In addition every resident and family member acting as a legal guardian must be given a complete up to date inspection report of the home and what the… Read More.


Osteoporosis Treatment Rejected

Posted on Thu, July 3, 2008 at 1:57 am

DORVAL, QC, July 2 /CNW Telbec/ - A recent decision by the Common Drug Review (CDR) marks a major setback in terms of access to a new and effective treatment for osteoporosis, a debilitating and potentially deadly disease affecting 1.4 million Canadians. On June 25, the Common Drug Review, Canada's national process for making formulary listing recommendations on prescription drugs, counseled provincial drug plans not to reimburse Aclasta(*). Aclasta(*) is the first and only treatment… Read More.


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