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B.C. Health Ministry defends decision to halt Champix review

July 11, 2013

VICTORIA — B.C.’s Ministry of Health rejected a made-in-B.C. study of the controversial anti-smoking drug Champix because it had already requested a similar review from a national research organization, Health Minister Terry Lake said Wednesday. “The ministry had already requested a different but related research project examining the safety and effectiveness of smoking cessation drugs, [...]

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B.C. Health Ministry told to strengthen privacy practices

June 27, 2013

Commissioner produced 11 recommendations for improving oversight after three unauthorized disclosures of personal information globeandmail – British Columbia

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B.C. health ministry scolded for lack of care in safeguarding patient data

June 27, 2013

B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham issued a long-awaited report this morning into the high-profile health ministry scandal, finding that on three occasions B.C. patients’ health data was shared with “unauthorized” people. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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‘Serious deficencies’ blamed for 3 B.C. health data breaches

June 26, 2013
‘Serious deficencies’ blamed for 3 B.C. health data breaches

B.C.’s Health Ministry must improve privacy controls following three massive data breaches involving the personal records of millions of British Columbians, a report from B.C.’s privacy commissioner concludes. CBC | British Columbia News

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Victoria orders health authority to roll back wage hikes for managers

June 22, 2013

The B.C. Health Ministry has ordered the Provincial Health Services Authority to roll back a salary increase given to managers in violation of last year’s government wage freeze. The department learned of the increases this week and Health Minister Terry Lake said Friday they “were not in compliance with government wage policy.” Vancouver Sun – [...]

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