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HLTB03H3Y: Foundations in Health Department of Health Studies University of Toronto at Scarborough Winter 2011 Instructor: Anna Walsh. Term: Winter 2011: Wednesdays 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Lecture Room: Room HW216. E-mail: [email protected] March 30, 2011 Pharmaceutical Industry and Research Ethics. Chs. 22 and 23. Current events : most patients are receiving priority procedures within medically recommended wait times (health and aging lecture for this week also) - In 2010 about 98% of all Canadians who needed cancer radiation treatment received it within clinically recommended timeframe. It ranged from 85% in nova scotia to 100% in Manitoba. - Bypass surgery is about 98% for waiting time - Problems with diagnostic scans and CT scans, waiting times are longer. - Ontario will be increasing patient access to certain cancer drugs. - Percepton: well known breast cancer drug. 35 year old women had a tumour that was half a centimetre large. She wanted the treatment early so that she has a better chance of living if the tumour is treated early. - Federal government has created the Canadian MS system, this is also in response to the controversial procedure that dr. Zamboni in Italy had recommended for MS. - News article: link identified here in Toronto by DR. Roger mackentire who is a psychiatrist and he detailed in a conference the fact that insulin has a role in triggering mood disorders and medical imbalances in the brain. Insulin levels play a part in depression, bipolar disorder, effective disorders, and the result is that we are learning more that illnesses such as depression and other types of effective disorders are really being caused by imbalances. - At torontos mt. Sinai hospital: people were given insulin inhaler who had bipolar disorder and they were seen to improve. There is also a connection with people who are suffering from obesity and depression with insulin - 50%-75% of people suffering from bipolar disorder or depression are obese or overweight. - Prozac: used to weightless which is an example of off label drug use. - Singular: prescribed for allergies, and it was wildly shown as providing a benefit for people who were suffering with allergies. Unfortunately, it is sometimes dangerous, especially for kids. - Singular associated with suicide: allergy drug. Caused depression and anxiety. - Reflex dystrophy syndrome: A woman broke her leg, could be because the cast was put on too tight, which is usually the cause. She was given morphine. According to her mother, she said she died because a lot of people made a lot of mistakes. - Testimony of Alicia shore: her toes turned purple after her casts was put on, her mother took her to emergency again but damage has already been done. She 1
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