ADHD drugs suspected of hurting Canadian kids

Friday, September 28th, 2012

September 26, 2012
… doctors, nurses, pharmacists and parents are reporting that they believe attention deficit drugs are causing major health problems in patients, many as young as 6 and 7 years old… Health Canada, which collects these adverse reaction reports, does not alert the public to the magnitude of these side effects… It has allowed the industry to largely police itself.

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WSIB fixes troubled injured worker re-training program

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Jul 02 2010
A wasteful $150 million worker retraining program has been scrapped and replaced by a streamlined system provincial officials say will protect vulnerable workers and save money. A Toronto Star investigation in early 2009 showed the costly provincial Labour Market Re-Entry program, which had been outsourced to the private sector, failed to lead nearly half of its participants to jobs. The Star found injured workers were being sent to for-profit schools charging high tuitions so they could prepare for menial jobs as cashiers and attendants.

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