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FIFTH ESTATE

'Greed is a powerful weapon': Are illegal kickbacks in Ontario driving up the cost of your generic drugs?

A hidden camera investigation and confidential documents obtained by The Fifth Estate raise questions about whether Canada’s largest pharmaceutical distributor is profiting from illegal kickbacks on sales of generic drugs in Ontario.
The Implant Files

Feeling 'sliced up inside': Birth control implant Essure led to pain, serious problems for some women

A lack of detailed information about Essure, a permanent birth control implant, and the adverse reactions women were having to it, put some women's health in jeopardy, a CBC News/Fifth Estate investigation found. The investigation also found that Health Canada, which is responsible for regulating medical devices, hasn’t been transparent about Essure's licencing or reporting problems with it.

Group affected by CIA brainwashing experiments wants public apology, compensation from government

A group of Canadians affected by CIA brainwashing experiments conducted at McGill University's Allan Memorial Institute met for the first time on Sunday to start organizing for a public apology and compensation from the federal government through a possible class-action.
FIFTH ESTATE

Costco under investigation by Ontario forensic team over drug company payments

Costco is under investigation by an Ontario government forensic team that specializes in “allegations of wrongdoing against government” after the retail giant received $1.2 million in potentially illegal payments from a generic drugmaker, The Fifth Estate has learned.
FIFTH ESTATE

Trudeau government gag order in CIA brainwashing case silences victims, lawyer says

Forty years after revelations that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency funded brainwashing experiments on unsuspecting Canadians, the Trudeau government is continuing a pattern of silencing the victims, a lawyer for one of the families says.

Health Canada promises 'appropriate action' on questionable dietary supplements

Health Canada says it will take "appropriate action" after U.S. authorities this week announced a major crackdown on potentially dangerous dietary supplements.

Banned natural health supplements easily available on websites, fifth estate finds

A health product barred because it "could increase the risk of cancers" was available on the Amazon.ca website until recently, a fifth estate investigation has found. The website prohibits the sale of unsafe products, it says, but their availability shows how difficult the online world is to police.