Family Matters

Doctors Sound Alarm Over Abortion Pill Restrictions- Dr. Wendy Norman

Doctors Sound Alarm Over Abortion Pill Restrictions- Dr. Wendy Norman

Canadian doctors are sounding the alarm over a restrictive abortion pill access program that requires them not only to prescribe the drug but dispense it as well. Last year, after one of the longest drug approval processes on record, Health Canada agreed to allow doctors to begin prescribing the home abortion pill Mifegymiso, more commonly known as […]

BC Doctors Can More Easily Prescribe Suboxone – Dr. Keith Ahamad

BC Doctors Can More Easily Prescribe Suboxone – Dr. Keith Ahamad

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia is relaxing its regulations covering access to a drug that can help treat heroin addiction. On its website, the college says physicians no longer need a special exemption to prescribe Suboxone or its generic versions. Paperwork linked to prescribing the drug is also being scaled back, […]

Dr. Becky Temple receives 2016 Faculty of Medicine Award

Dr. Becky Temple receives 2016 Faculty of Medicine Award

Dr. Becky Temple, Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Practice, has been awarded a 2016 Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching by the Faculty of Medicine.   Congratulations, Dr. Temple!

Two Faculty members receive 2016 Doctors of BC Awards

Two Faculty members receive 2016 Doctors of BC Awards

Congratulations to the following faculty members who have been honoured with 2016 Doctors of BC Awards:   Dr. Derek Poteryko, Clinical Assistant Professor, received the Council on Health Promotion Award of Excellence- Individual Category for his work in promoting health promotion initiatives in the Nanaimo community.             Dr. Beverly Spring, Clinical Assistant […]