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New clinical guideline from physician group touts non-drug treatment for low back pain

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a clinical practice guideline for the management of low back pain, which recommends non-drug, conservative approaches as the first line of treatment.

Some topical analgesics may cause burns, Health Canada says

Health Canada says a safety review has found a risk of serious burns with the use of some over-the-counter topical pain relievers that contain menthol. These pain relievers are applied to the skin and are intended to help relieve muscle and joint pain.

TTC employees dismissed over alleged health benefits fraud scheme

Toronto's public transit provider says it has dismissed 73 people in connection with what it describes as a multimillion-dollar health benefits fraud scheme.

B.C., Ottawa sign health agreement worth $1.4 billion, $65 million for overdoses

Canada's health minister has announced a 10-year, $1.4 billion health-funding agreement with British Columbia, and a multimillion dollar investment to fight the opioid crisis across the country.

Study probes opioid overdose risk in young kids

Young children whose mothers have been prescribed an opioid are at an increased risk of being hospitalized for an overdose from the potent pain medications, most often through accidental ingestion, a study has found.
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