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Kelowna, BC, RCMP issues toxic drug warning as five people die on Saturday

Police in the Central Okanagan are warning people that there may be an extremely toxic drug supply in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Kelowna RCMP said officers responded to three different drug overdose calls on Saturday that left five people dead. Read more: Investment scams on the rise in the Okanagan “Starting at 8:13 am, the …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared in unit of Kingston General Hospital – Kingston

Ontario’s Kingston Health Sciences Center has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in a wing of Kingston General Hospital. There are currently six COVID-19 positive patients in the Connell 9 unit, where the outbreak has been declared. Read more: Lack of parking near Kingston General Hospital leaves hospital staff frustrated Read More Lack of parking near Kingston …

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Healthcare Learned a Lot From Covid. 12 Ways to Invest Now.

Thanks to vaccines, treatments, and preventive measures, the Covid crisis has eased, even if the pernicious virus persists. The pandemic’s evolution gives healthcare companies a chance to focus on other issues, including drug-patent expirations, pricing pressures, regulatory changes, and deal making. For investors, a bear market in stocks adds another wrinkle—and an opportunity to snap …

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New Interior Health hiring requirements spark uproar amongst lab staff – Okanagan

A new initiative to hopefully address what is being called an urgent need for lab staff in the Interior Health region is sparking uproar from trained lab assistants. New job postings for a lab phlebotomist, whose primary role is to draw blood, only require a Grade 10 education and a year of relevant experience. The …

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Cases in BC hospitals at 11-week low but admissions rise; COVID-19 still killing about 3 per day

The number of patients with COVID-19 in BC hospitals has fallen again, but the number of weekly admissions with the virus ticked upward for the first time since mid-August, according to data released on Thursday. According to the BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC), as of Sept. 22 there were 305 COVID-positive patients in hospital, …

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Buy Eli Lilly Stock. Its Obesity Drug Mounjaro Will Be a Hit, Analyst Says.

text size Eli Lily said in August that initial demand for Mounjaro was strong. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Eli Lilly’s novel treatment for diabetes and obesity could become one of history’s bestselling drugs, bringing higher sales than Wall Street expectations, according to UBS. Analyst Colin Bristow raised his rating on Eli Lilly stock (ticker: LLY) to Buy …

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BC medical specialists call for urgent meeting with health minister as patients are stuck waiting

A group of 26 doctors has sent BC Health Minister Adrian Dix a letter asking for a meeting to “express deep concern for the estimated one million patients waiting to see a specialist” in the province. The doctors specialist who co-signed the letter say they have been hampered by years of increasing challenges compounded by …

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Expert flags potential for dental care clawbacks as result of federal program

A University of Calgary economist warns a new federal dental benefit for children could open families up to the potential for “clawbacks” if they don’t spend all the money on their kids’ teeth. The government plans to offer checks of up to $650 to qualifying low- and middle-income families with children under the age of …

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Alberta kids hospitalized by COVID-19 more in 2022 than ever before: data

The past eight months have been the worst in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic when it comes to the number of kids going to Alberta hospitals with the coronavirus, according to provincial data collected by Global News. At the end of 2021, a total of 103 infants under one year old had been to hospital because …

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