Regulation of genetic tests unnecessary, government says
- Plain language drug labels:. Cross, Catherine // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/17/2013, Vol. 185 Issue 13, pE626
The article reports on a 75-day stakeholder consulting period being conducted by Health Canada before implementing rules aimed at ensuring that drug labels are written in plain, understandable language and preventing confusion over drug names, as of September 2013.
- Pan-Canadian opioid strategy to be released amid brouhaha. Miller, Adam // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/5/2013, Vol. 185 Issue 2, pE89
The article offers information on the issues related to opioids strategy in Canada. As mentioned, Health Canada, department of the government of Canada with responsibility for national public health, has provided financial support for the development of a pan-Canadian strategy to combat...
- Waits for Access to New Biological and Pharmaceutical Medicines: Evidence of Government Failure. Skinner, Brett J.; Rovere, Mark // Fraser Forum;Jun2007, p7
The article presents the evidences of the delayed approval of drugs by the federal government in Canada. According to a study, provincial officials wait longer to make such drugs eligible despite being declared safe and effective by Health Canada due to differences involving the kind of drugs...
- Multiplex genetic testing. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug98, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p15
Focuses on the challenges clinicians face in helping patients understand the nature of multiple genetic tests. Definition of multiple genetic testing; Insight into implications of genetic tests; Information on the unique and different backgrounds each type of test require.
- Chromosome 22q11 deletion syndrome: An update and review for the primary pediatrician. Thomas, Janet A.; Graham Jr., John M. // Clinical Pediatrics;May1997, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p253
Focuses on the diagnosis of Chromosome 22q11 deletion syndrome, a human chromosome disorder associated with a wide variety of phenotypic abnormalities. Characteristics; Investigations of specific genes involved in the disorder and their functions; Transmission of the disease; Healthwatch for...
- Genetic screening provides vital data. // USA Today Magazine;Oct93, Vol. 122 Issue 2581, p8
Reports on recent developments in methods of genetic screening. Value of genetic screening; Features of genetic diseases; Detection methods.
- Gene testing starts to pay off. STIPP, DAVID // Fortune;8/4/1997, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p25
Discusses genotyping, or genetic tests which can determine whether one's genes will cause sickness in the present time. Genotyping compared to predisposition tests, which predict sickness in the future based on genes; Benefits of genotyping; Diseases which can be genotyped including AIDS,...
- Genetic screening: A comparative analysis of three recent reports. Hoedemaekers, Rogeer; Have, Henk ten // Journal of Medical Ethics;Jun97, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p135
Discusses three reports on genetic screening which were published in the United Kingdom, Denmark and the Netherlands. What was revealed when the Dutch report was compared to the Danish and the Nuffield reports; What the three reports have in common.
- Genetic testing raises questions for patients. // San Diego Business Journal;9/16/96, Vol. 17 Issue 38, p16A
Looks at the patient-related issues from genetic testing for disease susceptibility. Description of the testing procedure; Issues of informed consent, confidentiality and access to counseling before and after testing; Question on whether genetic testing can improve psychological well-being,...