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Don’t Tax Medicine Campaign

Unlike other medicines, medicinal cannabis is subject to sales tax. Since cannabis is already quite expensive, many patients struggle to afford the high price of keeping their symptoms controlled. Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) is intensifying their Don’t Tax Medicine campaign to oppose ALL taxes on medical cannabis. The GI Society is [...]

By |2019-02-13T13:34:23-07:00February 13, 2019|News|

Survey Results: The Unmet Need of IBD in Canada

The GI Society represents Canadians living with gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, including those who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is an umbrella term that primarily refers to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. These diseases are characterized by inflammation in the digestive tract. In ulcerative colitis, this inflammation is limited to the inner mucosa of [...]

By |2019-01-18T14:37:45-07:00January 18, 2019|News|

Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency Video

In individuals with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, the pancreas doesn’t make enough enzymes to adequately break down food into absorbable components. This can lead to serious nutritional deficiencies, and the symptoms these deficiencies cause. However, with medications and dietary changes, it is possible to manage. Learn more about pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. [...]

By |2018-09-14T09:30:18-07:00June 7, 2018|News|

GERD PSA

View our new public service announcement on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). And then click the links below to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this very common disease. Watch more of our PSAs, which will be running on television and radio stations across British Columbia from July 2017-June [...]

By |2018-04-19T15:27:41-07:00April 12, 2018|News|

IBS Global Impact Report 2018

April is IBS Awareness Month Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, and altered bowel patterns, including constipation and/or diarrhea. It is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders worldwide, affecting 13-20% of Canadians. In 2003, the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research advocated to mayors across Canada [...]

By |2018-04-03T14:29:33-07:00April 3, 2018|News|
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