Tracking bad reactions to natural health products; forming relationships with AI chatbots; horses dying at race tracks; and fears of renewed violence in Kosovo
Health Canada is looking to include natural health products in the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act, also known as Vanessa’s Law. The Act requires the reporting of serious adverse effects of medications. Matt Galloway talks to an ER doctor and a naturopath about the natural health products that many Canadians are regularly taking.
Then, more people are forming friendships and even romantic relationships with AI chatbots, prompting concerns among experts who study the ethics around the rapidly evolving technology.
Plus, a dozen horses have died in the past month at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Hundreds of thoroughbreds die at race tracks every year, raising questions about whether profits are being put ahead of animal welfare.
And the fallout from recent elections in Kosovo has raised the spectre of renewed violence in the country. We hear how the situation escalated to this point — and how bloodshed can be avoided.