The Current

The Current for December 17, 2018

Today on The Current: with two Canadians detained in Beijing, is Ottawa stuck in the middle of a fight that's really between the U.S. and China?; we look at the changing roles of pharmacists, and how it might affect your health; and could smaller families mean the often overlooked middle child could become obsolete?
Anna Maria Tremonti is host of The Current. (CBC)
Listen to the full episode1:14:27

Today on The Current

  • The arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Vancouver was followed by the detention of two Canadians in Beijing. We look at the geopolitical fallout surrounding Huawei, and whether Canada is stuck in the middle of a U.S.-China fight.
  • In some Canadian provinces, pharmacists can administer quick health tests and even prescribe antibiotics. While patients say they feel the benefit, some physicians say it blurs the lines between health-care providers and their responsibilities. We look at the changing roles of pharmacists, and how it might affect your health.
  • A study suggests families are no longer having more than two kids, which could mean the often-overlooked middle child may become obsolete. In a conversation originally aired in September, host Anna Maria Tremonti explores the middle-child blues.

Full Episode Transcript