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Deprescribing medications for seniors a safety priority Ending or tapering off half of medications in 3 classes is advocates' goal

Date: February 26, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Deprescribing medications for seniors a safety priorityEnding or tapering off half of medications in 3 classes is advocates' goal Health-care workers, patient groups and governments are striving to cut inappropriate prescriptions for seniors by 50 per cent by 2020.  The fledgling Canadian Deprescribing Network focuses on discontinuing or tapering off three classes of medications: sedative hypnotics known as benzodiazepines, proton pump inhibitors  and some long-acting oral diabetes...

Ontario budget 2016: Low-income seniors, students get relief

Date: February 25, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario  budget 2016: Low-income seniors, students get relief Cost of some everyday items expected to go up The Ontario government tabled an optimistic budget Thursday that boosts health spending, offers major tuition relief for most low-income students and includes robust growth projections that will allow it to fulfil its promise of balanced books by 2017-18. For full information click here http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-budget-1.3464504 Click here for [OHC] 2016 budget...

Ontario Helping Businesses Take New Technologies to Global Markets

Date: February 23, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario Helping Businesses Take New Technologies to Global Markets Investment Will Boost Knowledge Economy and Create Up To 2,600 Jobs Ontario is partnering with IBM Canada and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to help up to 500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) create jobs, embrace next-generation technologies and compete in the global marketplace. Premier Kathleen Wynne was at the DMZ at Ryerson today to announce that Ontario will invest up to $22.75 million through the Jobs and...

Taxation of Life Insurance

Date: February 19, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Taxation of Life InsuranceNew Rules Offer a Window of Opportunity Permanent life insurance, such as Whole Life or Universal Life, has long been accepted as a tax efficient way of accumulating cash for future needs.  Soon the amount of funds that can be tax sheltered within a life insurance policy will be reduced by new tax rules which take effect January 1, 2017.  These changes may make 2016 the best year to buy cash value life insurance.For detail click...

Anti-poverty advocates call for affordable Interne

Date: February 11, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Anti-poverty advocates call for affordable Internet Low-income Canadians are taking money out of their budgets for food, recreation and rent to pay for Internet service, according to a new report that is calling for a national affordable home Internet program. “The Internet plays an important role in the everyday lives of low-income earners,” says the study by ACORN Canada, a national organization of low- and moderate-income families with 70,000 members in nine cities across the...


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