May 31, 2017
At its May 26 meeting, the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia endorsed the new 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain as best practices for physicians in Nova Scotia.
Health Canada approved the drug Mifegymiso, a two-drug combination product that provides a non-surgical option for early abortion, in July 2015. Mifegyimso became available to the Canadian public in January 2017.
Jun 01, 2016
At its May 27th meeting, the College Council endorsed the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain as best practices for physicians in Nova Scotia.
Jan 15, 2016
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia is seeking input from physicians on a Standard of Practice for Physician-Assisted Death in the province.
Apr 01, 2015
The College will not be offering the Clinician Assessment for Practice Program (CAPP) examination going forward and has cancelled the exam scheduled for June, 2015.
Sep 23, 2014
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS) is launching an awareness campaign aimed at encouraging patients and physicians to explore pain management alternatives.
Jul 07, 2014
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has issued a new policy to help physicians understand their responsibilities pursuant to the new marijuana for medical purposes regulations.
Apr 07, 2014
Canada is the second largest prescribing nation of opioids in the world. Nova Scotia is among the provinces with the highest rates of opioid prescribing.