United Nurses of Alberta says AHS seeking 4-year wage freeze, premium rollbacks

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 15, 2020 10:02 pm Updated January 15, 2020 10:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The union that represents registered nurses in the province…

Opposition NDP urges Alberta government not to switch drugs for some patients

Alberta’s Opposition is urging the province not to force patients on certain drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and Crohn’s disease to switch medications. NDP health critic David Shepherd says it’s the best, safest way to make sure they don’t suffer…

Alberta government extends deadline for changes to doctor fees

Alberta’s health minister says the government will delay bringing in changes to the fees doctors collect so that the province can continue to consult with physicians. Tyler Shandro says he’s encouraged by talks so far, but adds that ultimately there…

Pharmacist fined and permit suspended for failing to report prescriptions of potentially addictive drugs

An Edmonton pharmacist is barred from working in the profession for three months and must pay $75,000 after a regulator found his pharmacy filled nearly 1,400 prescriptions for potentially addictive drugs without proper paperwork. Prescriptions for addictive drugs like fentanyl…

Alberta doctors not ruling out court challenge in response to billing changes

Alberta doctors say they haven’t ruled out a court challenge to the government’s billing rule changes that physicians say could profoundly affect patient care. Dr. Christine Molnar, head of the Alberta Medical Association, says the court route is not preferred,…

Alberta records 1st case of severe vaping-related illness

January 2 2020 2:08pm Alberta has recorded it’s first case of a severe illness linked to vaping. The province’s medical officer of health confirmed the news on Friday. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…