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News and Media

  1. Confused about the mixed messages on GMO foods? Here’s what the evidence says

    October 08 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield co-authors an article separating fact from fiction.

  2. Brain Freeze: Can putting faith in cryonics deliver life after death?

    October 05 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield provides expert comment on the legal and ethical issues around cryonics. Canadian Press story appears in newspapers across Canada, including the Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, and Alaska Highway News.

  3. Spin, Science and E-Cigarettes

    September 15 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield comments on the unclear science of "vaping", its trends in popular culture, and on how our system should proceed in light of evidence that is less than definitive.

  4. Fox News: Neurologists warn against potentially dangerous ‘stem cell tourism’

    September 03 2015

    Neurologists at Ohio State University are calling on doctors to educate their patients about scientifically unproven stem cell treatments that they say more Americans with incurable diseases are finding online and traveling overseas or across the country for. An opinion given by Professor Timothy A. Caulfield is referenced in the article.

  5. Vancouver Sun: B.C. company to launch DNA testing service

    August 20 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield says it might be fun and intriguing but the information is often less predictive of future health problems than risk factors such as smoking, obesity, inactivity, blood pressure or even postal code of residence.

  6. Very Public Enemies: The Battle Between the FDA and Kim Kardashian

    August 13 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield is quoted in an article on Kim Kardashian's paid social media endorsement of morning sickness medication.

  7. CBC News: Kim Kardashian's social media posts for morning-sickness pill 'contravenes Canadian ban,' health lawyer says

    August 13 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield comments in an article about Kim Kardashian's social media posts about a Canadian pharmaceutical company's morning sickness treatment that has raised questions about drug promotions online. Coverage also runs in Newsweek.

  8. National Public Radio: NPR’s On the Media with a skeptic's guide to health news/diet fads

    August 12 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield is interviewed on NPR's On the Media this weekend.

  9. National Post: FDA lashes out at drug company for promoting Canadian morning-sickness pill on Kardashian Instagram feed

    August 12 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield comments on the FDA's response to a Canadian drug company over its part in an unusual intersection of celebrity culture, social media and pharmaceutical marketing. An Instagram post by Kim Kardashian extolling the benefits of the firm’s morning-sickness drug was false or misleading and “misbranded” the pills, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a warning letter disclosed Tuesday. Story also appears in Calgary Herald and Ottawa Citizen.

  10. Kim Kardashian endorses Canadian-made morning-sickness pills on Instagram

    August 07 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield is quoted in a story on the power of celebrity endorsement of healthcare products.

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In 1977, Professor Ellen Picard (now Justice Picard of the Alberta Court of Appeal) launched the Faculty of Law’s Health Law Institute (HLI) and in so doing established the very first research institute in Canada in the health law field. Read more...

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