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Cannabis Product Liability Class Actions Come To Canada
As cannabis legalization moves north of the border, cannabis companies in Canada will inevitably face similar legal issues as they have in the United States, where the decriminalization of cannabis in several jurisdictions ...
Canada
21 Feb 2019
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British Columbia "Employer Health Tax" Now In Effect
MSP premiums were reduced by 50% on January 1, 2018, and will be completely eliminated by 2020.
Canada
15 Jan 2019
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Poised To Move Into The Mainstream: Health Canada Releases Draft Regulations For Three New Classes Of Cannabis-Infused Products
On December 20, 2018, Health Canada released draft regulations for public consultation on three new classes of cannabis products:
Canada
11 Jan 2019
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New Guidance On Human Rights And Cannabis
On October 11, 2018, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new policy statement that provides guidance for employers related to recreational cannabis and human rights issues in the workplace.
Canada
29 Oct 2018
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Spotlight On Cannabis – Part 1: Legislative Framework For The Regulation Of Cannabis In Canada
The Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) received Royal Assent in June 2018, putting Canada on track to be the first G-7 country to legalize recreational cannabis when the Act comes into force on October 17, 2018.
Canada
18 Oct 2018
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Is Clinical Trial Data In The Possession Of Health Canada Confidential? Not Quite, Says The Federal Court.
On July 9, 2018, the Federal Court released its decision ordering Health Canada to provide the results of certain clinical trials, including participant level datasets, to an American researcher:
Canada
12 Oct 2018
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Proposed Amendments To Regulations Define Health Care Institutions' Pharmaceutical And Medical Device Adverse Event Reporting Obligations
In November 2014, the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law)[1] came into force.
Canada
18 Sep 2018
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Alberta Health Breach Notification Provisions To Come Into Force August 31, 2018
The Alberta Health Information Act (the "Act") has been amended by adding section 60.1 to the Act (duty to notify) ...
Canada
6 Aug 2018
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Overturns Divisional Court's Decision In CPSO V. Peirovy
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its decision in College of Physicians and Surgeons v. Peirovy, overturning the Divisional Court's decision.
Canada
3 Aug 2018
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Proposed Amendments To Regulations Define Health Care Institutions' Pharmaceutical And Medical Device Adverse Event Reporting Obligations
In November 2014, the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law)[1] came into force, amending the Food and Drugs Act[2] to include, among other things, a requirement that prescribed health care...
Canada
27 Jun 2018
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The Strengthening Quality And Accountability For Patients Act, 2017 Became Law In Ontario
Bill 160, the Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 (the Act), was enacted by the Government of Ontario on December 12, 2017.
Canada
17 Apr 2018
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Ontario Health Privacy Changes Establish New Breach Notification Requirements
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care intends to ensure that health information custodians (HICs) pay due attention to the personal health information they control by introducing new notification and reporting obligations.
Canada
7 Jul 2017
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Health Record Snooping Nets Hefty Fine
In a recent case out of Goderich, Ontario a $20,000 fine, the highest of its kind in Canada, was handed out for a health privacy violation.
Canada
3 Apr 2017
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2017 Canadian Federal Budget Commentary – Tax Initiatives
On March 22, 2017 (Budget Day), Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled in the House of Commons the Liberal Government's second budget, Building a Strong Middle Class (Budget 2017).
Canada
23 Mar 2017
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Bill S-201 And The Protection Against Genetic Discrimination.
You have done testing to determine whether you have a genetic predisposition to certain medical conditions
Canada
16 Feb 2017
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Successful Resistance Of Certification In A Pharmaceutical Class Action
In recent years, many pharmaceutical class actions in Canada that have proceeded to a motion for certification have been certified.
Canada
8 Feb 2017
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Summary Judgment In Pharmaceutical Class Actions: A New Era
McCarthy Tétrault LLP has defeated a proposed national class action commenced in Ontario against a healthcare company relating to the sale of a topical testosterone medication.
Canada
1 Dec 2016
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Victory For A Healthcare Company In The First Pharmaceutical Product Liability Class Action Trial In Canada
On October 19, 2016, the Superior Court of Québec released the first ever decision of a Canadian Court ruling on the merits of a pharmaceutical product liability common issues trial.
Canada
11 Nov 2016
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Changes To Ontario's Health Information Privacy Law Include Breach Notification, Increased Penalties
The amendments also create a positive obligation for health information custodians to protect against the unauthorized collection of personal health information.
Canada
3 Jun 2016
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Scathing Judicial Review Of Natural Health Product Decision
In The Winning Combination Inc. v. Canada (2016 FC 381), the Federal Court found that Health Canada demonstrated bias, prejudgment and prevented The Winning Combination from fully and fairly participating in the licensing process.
Canada
13 May 2016
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