M501 - National Strategy for Innovation, Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness in Sustainable Health Care

M501 - National Strategy for Innovation, Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness in Sustainable Health Care On April 7th, 2014 Dr James Lunney Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni tabled Motion M501. It reads: That, in the opinion of the House, the government, in concert with provincial and territorial partners, should develop a National Strategy for Innovation, Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness in Sustainable Health Care that: 1) Establishes regional centers for collaborative research and experimentation with innovative models that:(a) focus on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, (b) are collaborative and interdisciplinary in character, (c) team up integrative medicine with allied professions, (d) utilize optimized information technology to document outcomes, (e) foster competition for better health care [more]

Clostridium difficile Infections, Deaths, Drugs Health Canada Warnings Insufficient, Contradictory

Clostridium difficile Infections, Deaths, Drugs Health Canada Warnings Insufficient, ContradictoryOttawa- Dr. James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo-Alberni is calling for ramped –up warnings to the public and to doctors following a report of the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN), a newly established agency under the auspices of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Lunney first raised concerns with Health Canada in October 2004, after published reports linking common stomach acid suppressing drugs known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) to Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)  infections and deaths; common names of PPIs listed by Health Canada include Nexium, Losec, Prevacid, Pantoloc and [more]

Parksville SOS Scoops PM Volunteer Award

Ottawa, On:  Parksville’s Society of Organized Services was honoured for service to the community Thursday at a special ceremony in Toronto where it received the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award.  The award, in the Social Innovator category, was accepted by Board Chair, Cory McIntosh, with Executive Director, Renate Sutherland also in attendance. Dr. James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo-Alberni, was pleased to be in Toronto for the ceremony.  “SOS has been meeting needs in the Oceanside Area for more than 45 years; it’s a hub of activity concentrating volunteer energies into community impact [more]


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