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Current news

May 26, 2016

Panel releases summary of medical assistance in death consultation - The government is releasing What we heard: Medical Assistance in Dying, a summary of public consultation findings that includes more than 15,000 responses to an online survey.

May 20, 2016

Associate Minister Brandy Payne statement on W-18 detected in Alberta overdose victim – Today, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that a man who died as a result of a drug overdose in March had heroin, W-18, and 3-methyl fentanyl in his system when he died.

May 11, 2016

Province improves and expands access to naloxone, opioid treatment and counselling – Beginning this Friday, Albertans will be able to get take-home naloxone kits free-of-charge from community pharmacies without a prescription.

May 10, 2016

Amendments to Health Professions Act would make Physician Assistants and Medical Diagnostic Sonographers regulated professions in Alberta – Adding physician assistants and medical diagnostic sonographers to the Health Professions Act is the first step in making them regulated professions in Alberta.

May 3, 2016

New direction for labs will improve patient care – The government is taking immediate steps to respond to a Health Quality Council of Alberta report calling for quick action to improve diagnostic lab services.

May 2, 2016

Associate Minister of Health and guests at announcement, May 2, 2016

The province introduces coverage for special infant formula – The Alberta government has listened to the concerns of families and will provide coverage for medically required, specialized infant formula beginning May 1.

Photo –  left to right: Natalie Trinh, Eleanor Trinh (in her mom's arms), Associate Minister of Health Brandy Payne, Lisa Caskenette, Ira Caskenette, Isaac Caskenette (in his dad's arms)

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Media inquiries concerning Alberta's health care system and the department of Alberta Health can be directed to:

  • Carolyn Ziegler, Media Relations, 780-415-2496
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