March 2010

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March 2010 vol. 6-1
Issue At A Glance
  • The Kids are Not Alright
  • An Update on Changes to the Ontario Drug Programs
  • Drug Pricing Discrepancies
  • Putting the Spotlight on Covert Coping
  • All You Never Wanted to Know about Stress
 
 

In This Issue

An Update on Changes to the Ontario Drug Programs - Last summer, key stakeholder groups were invited by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to discuss changes to the provincial drug programs. (This was reported in the last e-news (5:3).) After a new Health Minister was appointed in October, the consultation process was put on hold until February. Read More »
Drug Pricing Discrepancies - Maybe you’ve assumed there is little difference in the final price of a drug from one pharmacy to another. But over the last few years, the world has changed, and now drug ingredient costs, mark-ups, and dispensing fees vary significantly. The total eligible cost is the key, and it varies by insurer or pharmacy benefit manager, and by type of plan (reimbursement vs. Read More »
Putting the Spotlight on Covert Coping - Coping can be described as the active and cognitive responses used to handle stressful events, such as those at work. Coping can be either open, or covert (avoiding conflict). Read More »
The Kids are Not Alright - In recent years, there have been sad tales concerning the health of Canadian children. Statistics Canada reported that 26% of our kids aged 2 to 17 were overweight or obese in 2004. Those results were attributed to low consumption of fruit and vegetables, and too much "screen time" (TV, gaming, and computer). Read More »
All You Never Wanted to Know about Stress - "Internalizing" stress has been linked to heart disease. Different than chronological aging (the passage of time), biological aging, or what researchers call "allostatic load", is defined as the accumulated effects of strain on the body that can encourage disease. Read More »
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