Canada Doctors angry over medicinal pot tax

03:21  12 december  2017
03:21  12 december  2017 Source:   msn.com

26 Cockroaches Found Inside Man's Ear In China

  26 Cockroaches Found Inside Man's Ear In China With the help of an electric otoscope, the doctors looked inside the teenager’s ears and discovered that a female cockroach had crept into his ear and laid 25 eggs to give birth to little ones making his ear a warm cozy home to live in. According to the Mirror U.K., Dr. Yang Jing from Chang’ a Xiaobian Hospital in Dongguan said: “We saw an insect-shaped object blocking his ear canal completely.”According to the doctors, the female cockroach had crawled into Li’s ear weeks before it laid eggs there. They also believed that if Li had not reached the hospital in time, his ear would have been completely damaged, causing hearing loss.

20:18 21 december 2017 Source: ottawacitizen.com. Doctors angry over medicinal pot tax . As part of a plea bargain in that case, he was banned from practising medicine for two months and agreed to permanently end his fertility practice.

British Columbia alone recorded 1,208 deaths between January and October this year, up from 683 fatalities during the same period in 2016. Doctors angry over medicinal pot tax .

Ottawa must withdraw its plan to charge tax on medicinal marijuana or risk having an adverse effect on patients, a group of more than 50 doctors warned Monday as the federal government hashed out a pot-tax revenue-sharing agreement with the provinces and territories.

The doctors, who describe themselves as a group of physicians who routinely prescribe marijuana to their patients, say applying a sales or excise tax to medicinal pot would impose a financial barrier for those who use the drug to manage their symptoms, compared to patients who take other medication.

a close up of a rock© Provided by thecanadianpress.com

"The new taxes being proposed on medical cannabis (are) discriminatory towards patients," Dr. Michael Verbona said in a statement.

Is Peppa Pig to blame for putting pressure on doctors?

  Is Peppa Pig to blame for putting pressure on doctors? Peppa Pig, a cartoon loved by children around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in the light-hearted Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal. Doctor Catherine Bell examined whether the cartoon's jolly Dr Brown Bear was responsible for people calling out doctors over minor ailments."Dr Brown Bear... appears to provide his patients with an excellent service -— prompt and direct telephone access, continuity of care, extended hours, and a low threshold for home visits," Bell, mother of a toddler, wrote in the usually solemn review.

Kevin Milligan, a UBC economics professor, spoke to the Globe and Mail for a story about how the federal Liberal Party’s tax plan could affect doctors . Milligan said he disagrees with the medical profession’s argument that they need certain advantages to save for retirement or maternity leave, or

Dr . Duda Uchman, one of 16 doctors who work at The Medical Arts Centre on duty in Nanaimo, B.C. Chad hipolito/the globe and mail. Of all the groups rending their garments over the Trudeau government's plan to change the way small businesses are taxed , none have done it with as

"All medications prescribed have zero tax. At a time when we are suffering from an opiate crisis the last thing we should do is introduce financial barriers to patients accessing a safer alternative."

Following a day-long meeting between Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his regional counterparts, the two sides agreed that the provinces and territories would get a 75 per cent share of marijuana tax revenues over the course of a two-year agreement. That money is to be shared with municipalities, which are also expected to bear a larger proportion of the cost of legalization.

Ottawa will retain the remaining 25 per cent share to a maximum of $100 million a year, presuming an annual total take of about $400 million, at least initially. Any balance over and above that limit would flow to the regions, under the terms of the deal.

Don't shun addicted patients: scientist to doctors

  Don't shun addicted patients: scientist to doctors Don't shun addicted patients: scientist to doctorsDr. Peter Selby, in the addictions division of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, said stigma and discrimination prevent physicians from getting training to treat vulnerable patients who have become addicted to opioids such as heroin or those prescribed for pain relief.

The Tax Doctor Can Cure Your IRS & Tax Problems. Tax problems can make you sick and won’t be going away on their own. At IRS Tax Doctors , we remedy tax problems. In fact, it’s all we do.

At IRS Tax Doctors , we remedy tax problems. So you can expect the kind of personalized service that provides feasible solutions and valuable insight to resolve your state and/or federal tax problems – giving your financial situation a healthier prognosis.

Taxing medicinal pot could end up affecting its affordability and availability to those who need it, said the NDP's finance critic Alexandre Boulerice.

"The imposition of sales tax and excise tax on medical marijuana is unfair, it is stupid and potentially dangerous," Boulerice warned, and could end up exacerbating Canada's ongoing opioid crisis.

"If the price of medical marijuana goes too high ... it will potentially incite people to buy some cheaper drugs like opioids as painkillers."

A tax is simply not sound public policy, Boulerice said, pointing to the issues flagged by doctors.

"They are really concerned about their patients and they are on the ground with people who are sick and use medical marijuana for months or years," he said.

Last month, Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the ministers of justice and health, said the federal government's task force report recommended the tax regime on medical and recreational marijuana be the same.

"Our government remains committed to maintaining a functional medical marijuana system," Blair said at the time.

"At the same time, we do not want the taxation levels to be an incentive for people to utilize that system inappropriately and so we propose that the taxation levels for both non-medical and medical will be aligned."

—Follow @kkirkup on Twitter

German ski racer dies day after fall at Lake Louise .
LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - A 17-year-old ski racer from a club in Germany has died in a Calgary hospital after he was seriously injured during a NorAm event at Lake Louise, Alta. RCMP says the racer lost control during his run on Tuesday afternoon and died from his injuries Wednesday in a Calgary hospital. Officials from Skiclub Partenkirchen in Germany confirmed Max Burkhart was a member of their club and was badly injured during the competition. EMS RCMP says the racer lost control during his run on Tuesday afternoon and died from his injuries Wednesday in a Calgary hospital.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!