cbc.caNearly $4.7B awarded in baby powder lawsuitA jury in St. Louis, Mo., has awarded nearly $4.7 billion US in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer, in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder.
cbc.caB.C. not required to give health records to tobacco giant, Supreme Court rulesBritish Columbia does not have to hand over the health care records of millions of patients to tobacco giant Philip Morris International, says a unanimous decision of Canada’s Supreme Court, clearing a hurdle in the province’s quest to sue cigarette companies for billions in health care costs.
cbc.caMom takes aim at pharmacy over daughter's close call with nut allergyA mother in Delta, B.C., has filed a complaint with the province's College of Pharmacists over what she calls "horrifying and heartbreaking" treatment her daughter received last week when she had a severe allergic reaction at a London Drugs pharmacy.
cbc.caNew device already saving lives at Montreal's MUHCA balloon catheter that is inflated inside the aorta to stop severe bleeding was approved by Health Canada in late 2017 and the McGill University Health Centre is now believed to be the only institution in the country employing the life-saving device.
cbc.caCanadian video debunking fake online health claims becomes viral hitA Canadian science communicator wanted to show how people's emotions and desire for easy answers can be manipulated when it comes to science and health information. His fake video with a very real message now has millions of views.
cbc.caHealth Canada ordered to release confidential drug company data on HPV vaccinesA Federal Court judge has ordered Health Canada to release to an American researcher reams of clinical trial data on five medications, undercutting the federal government’s attempts to keep the information confidential.
cbc.caMedical pot for kids 'a tricky question,' says researcher surprised about how many use itAbout half of Canadian pediatricians surveyed say they've had a young patient who has used cannabis for medical reasons, but most are unwilling to prescribe it due to a lack of evidence about its effectiveness or safety for children and adolescents.
cbc.caThe poisonous secret hidden in some souvenirs arriving at Halifax airportWhen the snow starts to fly, border services officer Christopher McIntosh has a good idea what he'll find in the luggage of Halifax vacationers returning from down south, and they often don't know about a potential danger.