Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the opioid epidemic in the U.S., is likely to get more intense.The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case gave detailed allegations that they and company executives…

Calgary anesthesiologist suspended until drugging and rape allegations dealt with in court

A Calgary anesthesiologist who continued to work after he was accused of drugging and raping a woman has been ordered to surrender his practising permit, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) announced after the organization was contacted by CBC News.Dr. Barry Wollach faces a charge of sexual assault. He first appeared in court last week and a…

Immunizations still urged as Alberta heads into second half of flu season

Halfway through the influenza season it appears Albertans aren't being hit as hard as they were last year, but a provincial health official says we're not out of the woods yet.As of Jan. 10, there had been almost 4,800 confirmed cases of flu in the province, including about 1,000 requiring hospitalization and 20 deaths, according to…

Saaol’s 10 successful years in heart treatment without operation

Saaol Heart Center, Bangladesh celebrated her 10th Birth Anniversary with a slogan of ‘Successful 10-years of Heart Treatment without any Ring and Operation’ on January 9, 2019 — says a press release. On this occasion, a day-long free-medical consultation was arranged for the patients at their branches in Dhaka and Chittagong. More than 200 patients…

The prospect of health informatics in Bangladesh

Health informatics is the discipline at the intersection of healthcare, information science and computer science. It is one of the most rapidly expanding field in the healthcare worldwide. In Bangladesh, it is also getting the attention slowly. There are some institutions coming forward with the aim to build professional expertise in the country. Bangladesh University…