Hydroxychloroquine and several opioid medications (morphine, hydromorphone, and fentanyl) were proactively assigned to the Tier 3 drug shortage list on March 23, 2020 and April 9, 2020 respectively. Drugs on this list are those that have the greatest potential impact for Canada’s drug supply & health care system. At the moment, the Tier Assignment Committee – a multi-stakeholder committee including different levels of government, health professionals, and industry – is reviewing information on the shortage issues and considering proposals to ensure appropriate supply.
In these difficult times, when everyone's lives are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you can do something important for your family, friends, neighbours and community. Your country, province and municipality need reliable information on the current economic and social situation, as well as on people's physical and mental health, to effectively assess the needs of communities and implement suitable support measures during and after the pandemic.
Connects Canadians to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls, and will make it easier to find credible information and help address mental health and substance use issues. The portal is the result of the work of a broad consortium of organizations with experience in providing digital mental health and substance use support, including Stepped Care Solutions, Kids Help Phone, Homewood Health, Greenspace Health, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the Canadian Psychological Association.
A resource page for CPD information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the McMaster University, CHSE Program. View this page for re-deployment related resources, information on the current COVID-19 situation and epidemiology, advice for patients and the public, among other topics.