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Ontario to allow pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid for COVID-19

Ontario to allow pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid for COVID-19

Pharmacists will soon be allowed to prescribe the antiviral drug, which is used to reduce severe outcomes from COVID-19
Another winner for monthly 50-50 draw supporting St. Joseph’s

Another winner for monthly 50-50 draw supporting St. Joseph’s

Monthly draw helps support the eventual construction of a new rehabilitation facility on Lasalle Boulevard
Gélinas slams LifeLabs over major delays in test results

Gélinas slams LifeLabs over major delays in test results

NDP health critic and Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas expressed concern that a cancer patient has to wait too long to get test results
New info sees Public Health reclassify four COVID-related deaths

New info sees Public Health reclassify four COVID-related deaths

Four deaths that were classified as having unknown causes and were tentatively linked to COVID-19 have been updated as new information has come to light
Illness-related absentee rate hits 30% at some local schools

Illness-related absentee rate hits 30% at some local schools

‘Very high’ numbers of kids off sick from Sudbury schools, health unit says, thanks to a combination of respiratory virus, influenza and COVID-19
One new COVID-19 death reported by Sudbury health unit

One new COVID-19 death reported by Sudbury health unit

Three outbreaks at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North, including one outbreak of Influenza-A
Court strikes down wage-limiting law for public sector workers

Court strikes down wage-limiting law for public sector workers

An Ontario court has struck down a bill that limited wages for public sector workers.
Constituents concerned about hospital leadership, Gélinas says

Constituents concerned about hospital leadership, Gélinas says

While several officials refused to comment, Nickel Belt MPP and NDP health critic has a backlog of messages from constituents concerned about Dominic Giroux’s position as head of Sudbury’s hospital given the scathing report on his leadership from Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk
A million units of imported kids' pain meds hit pharmacy shelves

A million units of imported kids' pain meds hit pharmacy shelves

An additional 500,000 units have been ordered and are expected over the next few weeks
Ontario government changes OHIP billing fees for virtual care

Ontario government changes OHIP billing fees for virtual care

Transgender patients worried that this will cut into health visits since virtual care is a preferred method of seeing their health care providers