The following is a review of developments affecting health care in CanadaThe information is updated the first week of every month - so ... make this a regular stop in your information gathering activities.
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Healthcare in Canada - November 2001
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International has awarded $15 million grant to open a clinical center at the University of Alberta, designed to study the treatment of type 1 diabetes through islet transplantation. The five-year grant is intended to support the Edmonton Protocol diabetes research. The Edmonton Protocol established a set of procedures for islet transplantation from donor pancreases that can restore normal insulin production.
Alberta is about to launch the Pharmaceutical Information Network an information service designed to allow physicians to monitor prescription fulfillments and identify drug interactions and drug duplications. The program will be offered to doctors province wide over the next two years through a government-funded $30-million program administered by the Alberta Medical Association.
Healthcare in Canada - October 2001
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