Stop selling transvaginal surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse, U.S. FDA orders

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4923356.1543372367!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/brokenmesh.jpg The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered makers of transvaginal surgical mesh implants to immediately stop sale and distribution of the products in the United States. The FDA said makers of the products such as Boston Scientific Read more …

After Moncton Hospital allegations, renewed calls for patient advocate

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5094065.1555363098!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/jayde-scott.jpg There are renewed calls for an independent patient advocate in New Brunswick after a nurse was recently fired for allegedly inappropriately administering Oxytocin to pregnant women. A proposed class action lawsuit has been launched against Nicole Ruest and Horizon Read more …

‘You’re the voice in a very dark night’: Training helps RCMP’s 911 staff stay calm

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5099245.1555363828!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/operational-communications-centre-edmonton-rcmp.jpg The calls come in at every hour of the day or night, dialed by someone who needs help or support and answered by someone who is trained to remain calm, get details and assess the situation. And when things get Read more …

Group wants to set up Halifax overdose prevention site ‘one way or another’

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5097751.1555264798!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/matthew-bonn.jpg A group hoping to establish an overdose prevention site in Halifax’s north end says it can’t be up and running soon enough, but there are rumblings of opposition in the neighbourhood. Community advocates have formed the HaliFIX Overdose Prevention Society and Read more …