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Tyler Shandro won’t negotiate new pharmacy funding framework

In February 2018, the NDP announced a new pharmacy funding framework, which was supposed to expire March 2020. Rather than renegotiate it, however, Tyler Shandro decided to simply extend the previous framework until March 2022.

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Opinion

My response to Jason Luan’s opinion on safe supply

Yesterday, Jason Luan, the associate minister for mental health and addiction, wrote an opinion piece on the safe supply of drugs. It contained myth and half truths, so I thought I’d address them here.

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What you may not know about the AHS face masks

Last week, someone reached out to me over email. They claim that they work in the supply management side of Alberta Health Services and wanted to share some of what’s happening behind the scene. The first thing this AHS employee wanted me to know was that their department is trying to do what they can […]

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The connection between Telus and the Nixon family

In March, the province published an announcement on their website, promoting Babylon, a health app produced by TELUS.

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$68M for continuing care pandemic funding isn’t enough

This week, the Alberta government announced pandemic funding for continuing care. It’s 36% less than what it should be.

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A list of Alberta communities losing doctor care

According to the AMA, 400 clinics in Alberta are laying off support staff or considering closing. Here are some of them.

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Alberta donated millions of masks; workers here got poor quality ones

On 11 April 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that they’d be sending millions of masks to BC, Ontario & Québec. Now, healthcare workers say they’re left with poor quality masks.

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6 myths the UCP keeps spreading about doctors

I recently encountered a thread on Twitter outlining several myths that the Alberta health minister keeps perpetuating as he continues fighting against doctors.

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AMA suing Tyler Shandro for over $255M

The Alberta Medical Association is suing Tyler Shandro, the Alberta Minister of Health, for over $255 million.

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Opinion

Capitalism is making the pandemic worse

If there’s one thing that’s become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that neoliberal economic policies have failed our societies.