After what feels like a decade of hype and underwhelming sales, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing seems to be taking off, for better or worse....Read More Is direct-to-consumer genetic testing reifying race?
I consider myself lucky to have been born when death was still pretty much a mystery, more the prerogative of poets and other artists,...Read More A meditation on medical assistance in dying
It’s been a long time coming, but the federal government is expected to unveil national accessibility laws this spring. Similar legislation in other jurisdictions,...Read More Who benefits from accessible infrastructure?
Food plays an important role in the health of all Canadians. Our food systems are closely intertwined with our economy, environment and physical, social...Read More The rise of food policy councils in Canada
When complex and controversial draft legislation is processed rapidly, significant potential implications of the bill – and any amendments made to it – can...Read More Hasty change to assisted dying bill a serious error
In our country’s conversation on legalizing cannabis, whose voices really matter? Canada’s cannabis legalization is only months away, and politicians, the police, political pundits,...Read More Where are Black Canadians in the cannabis debate?
One of the best-known Greek myths tells the story of Cassandra, Princess of Troy, who was granted the power to foretell the future by...Read More A teachable moment in the Hawaii false alarm
The federal Minister of Health has initiated an external review of eight pan-Canadian health organizations. One of these is the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health...Read More Good governance and decision-making on drug coverage
In 2015, research funded by the University of British Columbia Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention found more than half of respondents...Read More The case against taxing medical cannabis