a needle is inserted into an insulin bottle
June 11, 2024

N.S. program to help pay for diabetes care leaves out many who rely on insulin

CBC News

A Nova Scotia program that helps cover the cost of sensor-based glucose monitors for people with diabetes doesn't go far enough, says a Cape Breton man who was denied coverage. Steven Roberts, who has Type 2 diabetes, said he was "really pissed off" to learn he's not eligible for the program because he only requires an insulin injection once a day, instead of multiple times.

a black female physician sits infront of a computer providing virtal care to a paient on the computer monitor
May 15, 2024

Doctors Nova Scotia calls Virtual Care NS 'a Band-Aid solution' | CBC News

CBC News Nova Scotia

The president of Doctors Nova Scotia, the group that speaks for physicians in the province, told a legislature committee on Tuesday that virtual care is "a Band-Aid solution" to the growing number of people without regular access to a primary care team. Dr. Colin Audain said Virtual Care NS and Maple, the private company that provides basic care through a computer or mobile device, was not the answer to the problem — though he acknowledged it was better than nothing.

health care worker at desk with paper work and blood pressure cuff on the desk
April 25, 2024

Podcast: The Todd Veinotte Show April 25th, 2024

CityNews Halifax

Hour 1: Dr. Colin Audain, president of Doctors Nova Scotia, joins Todd to discuss the MD shortage.