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An historic opportunity for patient partnership

Who would have imagined that the day would come when a candidate for president of the Canadian Medical Association would proclaim in his platform, that patients need to be partners at the table to...

Do drug funding decisions need PR? A response.

healthydebate.ca- This is in response to the article "Do drug funding decisions need pr?" Read the full article here.   Mark this case a clear FAIL. Health Canada and related agencies abdicated their responsibility to properly...

The Doctor who Supports Patient Choice – to the Very End.

Maclean's- “I actually felt I had done the right thing for my patient.” Gordon had gotten what he wanted, and what Buchman had done simply felt to him like helping. “It was so peaceful...

Uterine Fibroids Collaborative Forum: My uterus gets no respect: the UF movement gathers steam

By Holly Bridges and Zal Press In the second gathering of Canadian women who suffer from uterine fibroid tumours, patients and physicians alike rolled up their sleeves to share and learn how this group is...
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Terry Pratchett: Shaking Hands With Death

Sir Terry Pratchett, the best sellling British fantasy writer who was only eclipsed by Harry Potter, died March 12 at his home at age 66. Pratchett suffered from a rare form of Alzheimer's disease...

An Open Letter to Minister Lisa Raitt

Dear Minister Raitt, Please accept my applause and congratulations for the courageous and open conversation you had on Canada AM about the details of your health issues. Its estimated that as many as 20% of women...

It’s Time to Put the Patient in Queen’s Park

By: Zal Press and Dawn Richards September 28, 2014 As dedicated patient experts we welcome Ontario Premier Wynne’s Mandate Letter to Health Minister Eric Hoskins. We are encouraged that in an interview with the Globe and...

Over 200 Artists tackle the Illness Experience

“Mira, Mira on the wall” was the refrain that came to mind when young Mira Berlin (MFA) presented her idea 3 years ago for an art show representing the personal illness experiences of artists....

Who’s important in my end-of-life plan?

Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on BestEndings.com  a website whose mission and mandate is to help navigate personal and medical decisions as life’s end nears.  Founder, Kathy Kastner, encouraged me to tackle...

Cocaine Blues

One of my favourite early Bob Dylan songs was Cocaine Blues. I don't know why the lyric "Cocaine all around my brain" has stuck with me for decades. But the accompanying lyric "This old...
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An historic opportunity for patient partnership

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Do drug funding decisions need PR? A response.

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The First Cheque for Starts With Me

A big milestone for us is handing over the first cheque to a group. The first cheque signifies a chance to give organizations like Starts...

Partner Spotlight: Mike Stroh-Starts With Me

Mike Stroh is a true patient leader who is fighting to improve the lives of his members and the greater mental health community. He has...

Why Richard Branson Needs More Patient Commando

Richard Branson recently joined a growing group of venture capitalists investing in online pharmacies. The one he chose is from New York City called...