WASHINGTON (AP) — Expedited drug approvals slowed this year as the Food and Drug Administration's controversial accelerated pathway came under new scrutiny from Congress, government watchdogs and some of the agency’s own leaders. With less than a month remaining in the year, the FDA’s drug center has granted 10 accelerated approvals — fewer than the tally in each of the last five years, when use of the program reached all-time highs. The program allows drugs to launch in the U.S. based on promis
The World Health Organization has selected a Vancouver tech health company to distribute its latest guidance on the use of antibiotics. It's the first time the WHO has created a guide for health-care providers prescribing antibiotics. The WHO says antimicrobial resistance is a threat to global health and contributes to millions of deaths worldwide each year and attributes it in part to "inappropriate use and overuse" of antibiotics. The new handbook, called the AWaRe Antibiotic Book, is aimed at
A giant map of the Saint John River is laid out on a table in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. The map is close to six feet long, and is so big that the gallery had to build a new table to display it. The map — which was drawn as part of an 1826 survey of the Saint John River — meticulously details the river from Fredericton to Grand Falls. "It's an incredibly detailed look at every bend in the river. It's all hand drawn and hand-coloured with watercolour," said Josh Green, manager of
As Canada hosts the COP15 biological diversity conference in Montreal -- the prime minister is announcing major funding for an Indigenous-led conservation partnership. The federal government is providing up to $800 million to support four major projects across the country -- covering almost a million square kilometres.
Former President Donald Trump's namesake company was found guilty on Tuesday of scheming to defraud tax authorities. Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, said the verdict would be appealed. Here are some of the way in which prosecutors said the company and executives cheated on their taxes.
TORONTO — Ontario has passed legislation that allows Toronto and Ottawa to enact certain bylaws even if a minority of councillors are in favour, capping off a whirlwind of widely criticized housing-related moves. The latest bill allows the province to appoint the regional chairs in Niagara, Peel and York, and boosts so-called strong mayor powers that the government gave to Toronto and Ottawa earlier this year. The first set of powers allowed the leaders to veto council decisions deemed to hamper
Tearful hugs are not unusual at St. John's International Airport, but for the Ukrainians who arrived in Newfoundland and Labrador — and the loved ones waiting for them — on Tuesday night, they marked the end of a stressful chapter in a long, harrowing journey. Serhii Kuper has been in Newfoundland and Labrador since June, when he arrived on the second government-chartered flight for people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On Tuesday evening, he was back in the airport, this time waiting
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was a solitary figure as he walked off the field following a World Cup match in which he was not the center of attention. He’d come off the bench in a 6-1 victory over Switzerland on Tuesday that moved Portugal into the quarterfinals. Ronaldo's 21-year-old replacement scored a hat trick in the win — a performance sure to raise questions over Ronaldo's future with his national team. Ronaldo congratulated Gonçalo Ramos at midfield at the end of the game, then
China is loosening its strict COVID-19 restrictions following protests, but that comes with an increased risk of catching the virus in the country. Experts warn that if the population isn't properly vaccinated, another variant could emerge.
TORONTO — A former director of quality and compliance at CannTrust Holdings Inc. says he warned the company's chief executive that Health Canada could levy penalties if the firm grew cannabis in unlicensed rooms at its Niagara, Ont. facility. In the months leading up to Health Canada finding pot growing in unlicensed rooms, Graham Lee said Tuesday that he told Peter Aceto he couldn't say what the exact consequences could be, but knew the government regulator had previously issued warning letters
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is going to work as constructively as possible with Alberta after lawmakers passed Premier Danielle Smith's controversial sovereignty act. The legislature passed the legislation overnight after stripping out a provision that would have granted the provincial cabinet extraordinary powers. Indigenous groups had called for the bill to be scrapped and the Opposition New Democrats described it as “a hot mess express.” Trudeau says the
Holding roses and candles, people gathered in Toronto on Tuesday to honour 14 women who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal 33 years ago. The candlelight vigil paid respects not only to the women gunned down by Marc Lépine that day, in an attack known as the Montreal Massacre, but also to all women around the world who have been murdered by men. The vigil was organized by a group called, Women Won't Forget. More than 50 people listened to speakers and music at Philosopher's Walk,
One person has died after a collision involving a cement truck in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday morning, say police. The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. on De La Vérendrye Boulevard near Ernest-Gaboury Street. Both drivers were taken to the hospital. One of them succumbed to injuries, while the other is in shock, Gatineau police said in an email to Radio-Canada. De La Vérendrye Boulevard is closed to traffic between De l'Hôpital Boulevard and Ernest-Gaboury Street, and police are asking drivers to
MONTREAL — Ottawa will spend up to $800 million to support four major Indigenous-led conservation projects across the country covering nearly one million square kilometres of land and water, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday. Trudeau made the announcement at the Biosphere environment museum in Montreal accompanied by Indigenous leaders and federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault as a UN meeting on global biodiversity, known as COP15, takes place in the city. Trudeau said t
With more and more parents giving their kids smartphones at younger ages, it can be difficult to make sure they are using their devices responsibly. For more on what parents can do to ensure their children are being safe online, internet responsibility expert Paul Davis joins Antony Robart.
The RCMP has charged a CBC News journalist in P.E.I. with disobeying a court order, after an investigation into an alleged breach of a publication ban. The investigation related to the publication of a "news article," the P.E.I. RCMP said in a news release Wednesday, but did not specify where it was published, or in what form. The RCMP identified Jesara Sinclair as the person facing the charge, which has not been proven in court. Sinclair is a CBC journalist. According to the news release, the a
For nearly three years, China has launched sporadic, strict lockdowns to keep COVID-19 levels extremely low in the country. However, following public protests in many cities in the last few weeks, this looks to be changing. View on euronews
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that he will not block Mississippi from carrying out with next week’s scheduled execution of an inmate who is suing the state over its use of three drugs for lethal injections. Thomas Edwin Loden Jr., 58, faces a Dec. 14 execution date, which was recently set by the Mississippi Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate handed down a ruling late Wednesday, saying Loden’s execution can happen even while the lawsuit is pending. Loden has been o
Sexual violence by police is more common than many might think. Failing to fully investigate can have a chilling effect on what is already the most underreported violent crime in Canada.
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