Evolution Controversy:

There is a concerted effort by various interests in Canada to undermine Freedom of Religion in Canada.Our government has established an Office of religious Freedom under the auspices of the department of foreign affairs with an excellent ambassador in Andrew Bennett at the helm. I have personally made the case for Freedom of Religion where developing democracies like the idea but struggle to implement the reality: it’s something I hope to contribute to in the next phase of my life through the newly formed International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion and Belief, founded in part through the efforts of the member for Cypress Hills -Grasslands. More here


Health Canada – C. difficile Further Concerns – Promising Solutions Regulatory Failure – Policy Action

Health Canada – C. difficile Further Concerns – Promising Solutions Regulatory Failure – Policy ActionOTTAWA, On:  Further to information released on April 9 and April 30, today’s focus is on further concerns and promising solutions.  The Drug Safety & Effectiveness Network (DSEN) report of 2012 confirms concerns about the strong association between common stomach medications and C. difficile infections (CDI). “If the regulator cannot or will not act in the public interest then it falls to policy makers to advance the public interest and adjust the mandate of the regulator.” Today, I wish to draw attention to research that further links these medications with increased risk ....[click here for full story]

Hospital Infections, Drugs, Deaths What is Wrong with Health Canada?

OTTAWA, On: In 2005, I was assured by the Health Minister of the day that Health Canada was actively investigating C. difficile deaths in Canadian hospitals and the relation to stomach acid suppressant drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs).   A study by the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP) would get to the bottom of it.  It didn’t.  The study presented in 2007 failed to collect data on the PPI issue. (Amazingly it purports to be the most extensive review on the subject in North America and useful as a ....[click here for full story]

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 ....[click here for full story]


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