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May 25, 2015

Today's Family Medicine News Highlights

Today's Family Medicine News Highlights

    Week of May 25, 2015

    What's on at the College

    An overview of upcoming CFPC activities and events.

      May 20, 2015

      CFPC Statement: Federal Government Reverses Decision on OxyContin Production

      The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) commends  Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, for today’s announcement that federal legislation will be introduced to reverse Health Canada’s 2012 decision to allow generic drug manufacturers to produce their own version of OxyContin, a powerful pain medication.  

        May 20, 2015

        Statement of Support: Hypertension Canada

        The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to support Hypertension Canada in its important work to enhance the health of Canadians through the prevention and control of high blood pressure. Through the leadership of Dr. Norman Campbell, HSFC/CIHR Chair of Hypertension Prevention and Control, new survey data has been released that supports higher standards by the Government of Canada for more detailed food labels and health warnings. These resources will support efforts to encourage healthier eating habits and improve chronic diseases related to high blood pressure and hypertension.

        May 12, 2015

        The CFPC will be closed for the holiday, May 18, 2015

        The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s national office will be closed for the holiday, May 18, 2015. 

          May 7, 2015

          The Public Health Agency of Canada is conducting a vaccine hesitancy survey

          The Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC’s) Immunization Programs and Promotion Division is conducting a survey with Health Care Professionals to better understand and address the issue of vaccine hesitancy. Specifically, they are interested in learning more about health care providers’ perceptions and those of their patients regarding vaccines.

            May 6, 2015

            CPCSSN Marks Major Achievements as Part of Transition

            The successful working relationship between the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has resulted in the development and advancement of the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN). Together, the collaboration resulted in three consecutive Contribution Agreements with the project titled "Enhanced Surveillance for Chronic Disease Program."

            April 2015

            Senator Pierre Claude Nolin: 1950-2015

            On behalf of the Executive and Board of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), our 34,000 family physician members, and the leadership of our Provincial/Territorial Chapters across the country, we wish to express our deepest sympathies in learning of Senator Pierre Claude Nolin’s death.  

            April 21, 2015

            Federal budget a missed opportunity to advance health care

            The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) calls for the Government of Canada’s attention to health care following today’s release of the federal budget. There are significant areas of improvement in the government’s leadership in this essential area.

            April 20, 2015

            2015 New in Practice Guide is available online

            The CMA’s New in Practice guide is now available. The guide contains everything you need to know about transitioning to practice — in one place.

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