Find out which regulations and guidance on medical marijuana the CMA recommends that physicians be familiar with. This policy also includes advice for physicians authorizing marijuana for medical purposes.
Access a range of cannabis-related assets including a monograph on the pharmacology, therapeutic uses and risks of cannabis for medical purposes, a fact sheet on medical dosing and more on this Health Canada page for health care professionals.
This series of fact sheets produced by Health Canada outlines the health impacts of cannabis use, the rules surrounding medical access, as well as the risks of impairment on the road and at work.
This final report of Health Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation summarizes the perspectives gathered through consultation and advises on a new system for regulated access to cannabis in Canada.
Seniors are the fastest-growing segment of Canada’s population and use prescriptions drugs more than any other. This CMA policy offers guidance on appropriate prescribing for older patients.
Our 2016 report on seniors care provides a comprehensive overview of the main challenges that need to be addressed in a national seniors strategy including the lack of home, long-term and palliative care.
This CMA-commissioned Conference Board of Canada report presents the health care costs attributable to aging and discusses why the Canada Health Transfer is not sufficient to support the additional care needs of an aging population.
Canada will need 199,000 more long-term care beds by 2035, costing $64 billion in capital and $130 billion in operating expenses. These and other projections up to 2035 are available in this 2017 CMA-commissioned Conference Board of Canada report.
Based on a systematic evaluation of the latest evidence and expert consensus, this resource offers guidance on the use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain management in adults 18 or older. There is also an interactive, free app that features decision aids and facilitates decision-making between patients and providers.