FMCSA seeks to improve database in Spring 2021″

According to a new proposal, “[streamlining and improving] error-correction procedures, queries, and consent requirements” within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol (FMCSA) Clearinghouse is on the spring 2021 agenda for the Department of Transportation. The new agenda was issued by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs earlier in June, and outlines … Continued

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Are you ready with your new DOT CCFs?

Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued guidance on the revised 2020 Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF). The revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 17, 2020. The form is expected to start being shipped out … Continued

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Health Canada to modernize clinical trial regulations

Earlier in June, Health Canada announced that it plans to modernize its clinical trial regulation framework to support the implementation of promising novel therapies and match the accelerating advances in technology. These changes have been announced as part of the Government of Canada’s Regulatory Innovation Agenda for health products. According to Health Canada, modernizing clinical … Continued

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Union advises GM stop drug testing to increase its workforce

Recently, the United Auto Workers (UAW) labour union has suggested for General Motors (GM) to stop drug testing its potential employees. These recommendations were voiced after it became clear that GM is having difficulty in increasing its workforce, and after the state of Michigan legalized recreational cannabis use. Since 2010, GM has reduced the size … Continued

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Will Toronto allow drinking in parks?

At the end of May, the city of Edmonton launched a pilot project approved by city council to permit alcohol consumption in some river valley parks from May 28 to Oct. 11, 2021, and Toronto’s Coun. Josh Matlow thinks Toronto should follow in their footsteps. There are a total of 47 picnic sites throughout Edmonton’s … Continued

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B.C. researchers develop new software to reduce adverse drug events

Researchers at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia have developed new software to decrease the risk of adverse drug events (ADEs). These harmful and unintended consequences of medication contribute to almost two million emergency department visits annually in Canada. The new software is called ActionADE and was designed to document ADEs and … Continued

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Toronto public health recommends decriminalization of drugs

According to the recommendations published in a report released by Toronto Public Health in the beginning of June, Toronto should form a working group that includes police and individuals with the relevant experience to develop a proposal for the federal government to decriminalize drug possession. The report was created as part of the city’s drug … Continued

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Saskatoon police commissioners discusses drug decriminalization

Earlier in May, the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners held a meeting to discuss decriminalization of drugs in the province in order to address the overdose crisis. Since 2019, there have been at least 575 deaths linked to illicit drug overdose in the province. According to police commissioner Kearney Healy, street drugs are becoming more … Continued

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