Cost for cancer drugs triples in Canada, still no national drug plan
Data shows cancer medications account for about 15% of all spending on pharmaceuticals.
Mayor of Asbestos says it’s time to change town’s unfortunate name
Grimard says town has no choice if it wants to pursue economic development.
Class action proposed over alleged carcinogenic herbicide
Alleges Monsanto and new owner Bayer acted with reckless disregard for the safety of Canadians by selling Roundup.
Judge upholds Monsanto verdict, cuts award to US$78M
Lawsuit is among hundreds alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer, but it was the first one to go to trial.
Jurors say DuPont acted with malice, award $5M to ill man
Covers compensatory damages, punitive damages to be decided.
Canada-US study finds toxic BPA in majority of food cans
Chemical has been linked to cancer, infertility, type-2 diabetes, obesity, asthma and behavioural changes.
UN study links processed meats to cancer
Ham, hot dogs, sausages among the higher risk foods.
Pharmaceutical giants to trade business units
And Novartis, GSK joint venture will focus on pain management, coughs, colds, dermatology.
Samsung probes factories over cancer scare
A South Korean court has ruled two cancer-related deaths were caused by iffy conditions at semiconductor factories