cbc.ca76 drug overdoses near Yale University possibly linked to synthetic marijuanaPolice in Connecticut are swarming a city park near Yale University and searching people's homes for drugs in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana after the number of overdose victims rose to 76 in New Haven.
cbc.caBuilding consensus on sex education may be a 'fool's errand,' researcher saysAs Ontario grapples with its sex education curriculum, any effort to come up with a consensus on what should be taught in schools may very well be a 'fool's errand,' says a noted researcher on the controversial issue.
cbc.caHaving to pay for your own shingles vaccine isn't ageism, tribunal rulesWhen Thomas Hasek decided to get immunized against shingles a few years back, he had to pay $200 for the shot. That struck him as unfair — after all, the childhood chickenpox vaccine addresses the same virus, and it's publicly funded.
cbc.caMany drug users too afraid of arrest to report overdoses, despite federal 'Samaritan' lawThe government introduced the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act in May 2017 to provide some amnesty for drug users - but a year after the legislation was passed, many people are still too scared to call for help because they fear arrest.
cbc.caTrudeau government started pushing Saudis to release blogger soon after election, 2015 memo showsA 2015 government memo shows the government's recent tweet criticizing Saudi Arabia's handling of the Raif Badawi case did not replace back-channel diplomacy. In fact, the Liberals were pressing the matter privately within weeks of taking office with the same Saudi official who is now demanding Canada apologize.1