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BC patients going to Calgary private surgery clinic
Unlike B.C. where stays in private surgery centres are limited to one night, Alberta allows patients to stay more than one night in such facilities.
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Money for fancy cars but not for real plastic surgeons! 
Private investigators hired by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. watched clients of Zhuo (Sabrina) Li’s unlicensed plastic surgery pull up to her house in luxury cars, …
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Doctor charged with fraud 
A BC urologist facing a fraud charge is scheduled to make his first appearance in provincial court Jan. 12. My story about the Burnaby physician, Dr. Vu Ngoc Truong, can be read her…
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After Health Canada, FDA alerts, cardiothoracic patients advised on potential infection risks
Just over 20,000 heart or lung surgery patients across B.C. are being told they may have been exposed to a rare but risky bacteria during operations in the past five years. Myco…
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Govt. ratchets up investigations of doctors
Dr. Vu Ngoc Truong, a Burnaby urologist, has been charged with fraud over $5,000 related to allegations of overbilling. Truong is the first doctor to face criminal prosecution since the B.C. M…
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BC health care: get in line, especially for imaging tests
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EXCLUSIVE: BC gets the Japanese-German cancer technology Texas sent back
As the B.C. Cancer Agency installs Canada’s first VERO radiation machine with advanced features like real-time tumour tracking and imaging, the Texas hospital that was first in North America …
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Fake plastic surgery prompts public health warning
Customers who got facial injections or plastic surgery from a Delta woman are being urged to get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. The warning by the College of Physicians…
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The medical/health events and people who made this list
Dear Readers, Thanks for your loyalty as readers of my MedicineMatters website. For the 8th consecutive year, I’m using this – the last post of the year – to share links to t…
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About 20 doctors in BC billed over $2 million
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Whistleblower prompts Health Canada probe
A drug distribution system for dozens of private health clinics across the country is being examined by Health Canada after a complaint over matters like safe storage and handling of a medication r…
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The reason why so many people BUY an MRI scan privately?
One year to the week after Premier Christy Clark announced health authorities would get an extra $80 million over four years to speed up access to MRI tests, B.C. patients have the longest wait tim…
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