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Health: July 2013 Archives

Measles and vaccinations

Guest host Chris dela Torre talks about lower vaccination rates with Dr. Brian Goldman. Last week, Toronto Public Health launched a Twitter campaign aimed at an American actress. They want Jenny McCarthy fired from her new job as host of a popular TV talk show because of her anti-vaccine opinions.

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Extending drug patents

Drug makers receive patents that give them the exclusive right to market new drugs but an editorial published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says evergreening does patients and drug companies more harm than good. Guest host Frank Rackow talks to Dr. Brian Goldman.

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Final days

Guest host Chris dela Torre talks to Dr. Brian Goldman about the need for doctors to have a dialogue with aging patients about how they want to spend their final days.

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