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Jun 12, 2019, 14:57 ET The recommendations are in: It's time for governments to work together on pharmacare - CMA

OTTAWA, June 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has always supported the principle that Canadians should have access to prescription medication based on their needs, not their...


May 31, 2019, 06:00 ET Statement - World No Tobacco Day: It's time to get serious about tobacco use

OTTAWA, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - As we recognize World No Tobacco Day, we must acknowledge the concerning increase in vaping and e-cigarette use among younger Canadians. Acting now to reverse these...


May 22, 2019, 05:00 ET Health system failing to meet seniors' needs, Canadians facing increasing financial burden

Time for federal action on seniors care, CMA tells seniors ministers in Charlottetown OTTAWA, May 22, 2019 /CNW/ - As the number of aging Canadians grows, so do our worries about being able to get...


May 08, 2019, 06:00 ET Notice to federal parties: Canadians are more worried about their health care system than a carbon tax

OTTAWA, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - With growing evidence that the health care system is falling way behind, Canadians are putting political parties on notice for the upcoming federal election: Get back to...


May 01, 2019, 16:32 ET Statement - CMA applauds new plain packaging regulations for tobacco products: Let's do the same for e-cigarettes and vaping products

OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Canada continues to lead the way when it comes to tobacco regulations. Sixty-five years after the CMA issued the first warnings about the health hazards of tobacco, ...


May 01, 2019, 06:00 ET CMA: Celebrating physicians today and every day

OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Today is National Physicians' Day in Canada. It's a time to recognize our physicians who work tirelessly to deliver the best possible care to all those who call Canada...


Apr 30, 2019, 06:00 ET Recognizing exceptional work in medicine: CMA announces 2019 CMA Award recipients

OTTAWA, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is thrilled to announce the 2019 CMA Award recipients, 11 individuals who have shown their commitment to improving the medical...


Apr 18, 2019, 08:30 ET CMA calls on Health Canada to implement tougher rules on vaping products

OTTAWA, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is echoing concerns raised recently on the rising trends of youth vaping in Canada and urging Health Canada to tighten rules and...


Apr 11, 2019, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - Time to ask tough questions about the future of our health care system: CMA to take part of Economic Club exclusive discussion next

OTTAWA, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - On April 16, CMA President, Dr. Gigi Osler, will moderate an exclusive panel presented by the Economic Club of Canada. The panel discussion featuring some of the...


Mar 19, 2019, 18:23 ET Budget makes important strides to support Canadians, but greater commitment from Federal government needed to improve health

OTTAWA, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Today's federal budget touches on a broad range of issues that are important to Canadians. While these measures are welcome, more needs to be done to address the...


Mar 18, 2019, 14:30 ET Media Advisory - Federal budget 2019: Seniors care, pharmacare and virtual care need to be prioritized to improve Canadians' health

OTTAWA, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) looks to the federal government to make the 2019 federal budget one that is focused on improving seniors care, pharmacare and...


Mar 18, 2019, 07:00 ET National medical organizations come together to examine how virtual care can improve access and quality

Task force on virtual care to also assess feasibility of national licensure in Canada OTTAWA, March 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Royal College of Physicians and ...


Mar 08, 2019, 06:00 ET Recognizing the contributions of Canada's female physicians on International Women's Day

OTTAWA, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, we celebrate the contributions and strides women physicians are making in Canada. From our earliest pioneer Margaret Ann Bulkey, who lived life as a man, so she...


Mar 07, 2019, 06:00 ET New federal seniors care benefit needed to help seniors and caregivers with increasing health expenses

New report highlights shortfalls in current tax credits and identifies new solutions to better support seniors and caregivers OTTAWA, March 7, 2019 /CNW/ - A new study reveals that total private...


Mar 04, 2019, 10:20 ET Dr. Suzanne Strasberg named new CMA board chair

OTTAWA, March 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Following an extensive nation-wide recruitment process, Dr. Suzanne Strasberg has been named as board chair for the Canadian Medical Association Board of Directors,...


Feb 04, 2019, 06:00 ET Statement - Let's recognize and support the contributions of Canada's medical residents

OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - National Resident Awareness Week (Feb. 4–8) is an opportunity to recognize the contribution of over 12,000 medical residents who deliver care to Canadians across the...


Jan 22, 2019, 10:00 ET CMA: Strong consultation and evidence-based process apparent in new Food Guide

OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is pleased with the federal government's overall direction in the new Food Guide, an important resource for Canadians and health...


Nov 28, 2018, 19:11 ET Statement - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) pushes to make climate change a health priority

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) joins the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) in calling for the implementation of the Canada-specific recommendations...


Nov 28, 2018, 18:30 ET Time for progress in reducing emissions or risk human lives and viability of health systems says new Lancet Countdown report

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada's slow progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions is having a significant impact on the physical and mental health of Canadians, suggests a new brief published ...


Nov 16, 2018, 06:00 ET Statement - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) urges the Ontario government not to reinstate sick notes for short-term illnesses

OTTAWA, Nov. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is concerned with the Ontario government's plan in Bill 47 to reinstate sick notes for short-term illnesses as a way to manage...


Oct 25, 2018, 09:00 ET The Canadian Medical Association announces the make-up of its first-ever patient advisory group

New group will provide patient perspective on CMA policy and advocacy OTTAWA, Oct. 25, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) today announced the individuals that will form its inaugural ...


Oct 10, 2018, 05:00 ET One in four Canadian physicians report burnout

New CMA survey provides key indicators on physician health OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - A survey by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) shows physician health is a growing concern within the...


Oct 09, 2018, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - CMA to release results of new National Physician Health Survey/

TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Next week, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will release findings from its National Physician Health Survey: A National Snapshot. Physician health is of rising...


Oct 05, 2018, 14:21 ET Media Advisory - CMA to release results of new National Physician Health Survey

TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Next week, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will release findings from its National Physician Health Survey: A National Snapshot. Physician health is of rising...


Sep 06, 2018, 07:00 ET 14 recipients of the first Healthy Canadians Grants announced

OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), in partnership with the CMA Foundation, is thrilled to announce the 14 recipients of the inaugural Healthy Canadians Grants, a...