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  • Archive: Ontario Expands Services Offered by Pharmacists

    The McGuinty government recently approved regulations that allow pharmacists to offer more services to Ontarians. Expanding pharmacy services is part of the government's

    Archived Backgrounder | Health

  • Archive: Ontario's Narcotics Monitoring System

    Ontario's narcotics monitoring system became fully operational on May 14, 2012 in most pharmacies across Ontario. The narcotics monitoring system tracks the dispensing of prescription narcotic...

    Archived Backgrounder | Health

  • Archive: Ontario's Healthy Kids Panel

    Ontario has created a Healthy Kids Panel that will provide the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with recommendations to meet the government's target of reducing childhood obesity by 20 pe...

    Archived Backgrounder | Health

  • Archive: Patient-Based Funding For Hospitals

    Hospitals currently receive one lump-sum payment called a global budget, which is based on a hospital's previous budget, instead of on a hospital's performance. There are significant disadvant...

    Archived Backgrounder | Health

  • Archive: Health, Not Health Care - Changing the Conversation

    The 2010 annual report of the Chief Medical Officer of Health says that Ontario needs a new conversation about health with an overarching strategy geared towards health promotion and chronic diseas...

    Archived Backgrounder | Health

  • Archive: Dr. Kevin P.D. Smith D. Phil, ICD.D.

    Kevin P. D. Smith is President and CEO of St. Joseph's Health System, which spans the full continuum of care from community-based to tertiary academic acute-care. An Associate Profes...

    Archived Backgrounder | Health

  • Archive: Helping People With Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders are complex, complicated and serious mental health illnesses that often require care at many stages. This new, specialized eating disorders program will help clients access th...

    Archived Backgrounder | Health

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