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Plan to import cheaper Canadian drugs advances under Trump

Health
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration, eager to show progress on prescription drug costs, on Wednesday moved forward with its plan to allow Americans to safely and legally get access to lower-priced medicines from abroad. But patients are unlikely to see quick relief on prices, even in states such as Florida that are pursuing their own import plans. Meanwhile, major legislation to lower costs for seniors has gotten bogged down in a Congress consumed by the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Canadian officials have also raised questions, saying their country's prescription drug market is too small to have any real impact on U.S. prices. In Washington, U.S. health officials unveiled a proposed regulation that would allow states to import many brand name drugs from Canada, with ...
Canadian tundra was once covered in thick forest

Canadian tundra was once covered in thick forest

Science
Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Today, Canada's Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg islands are treeless. The tundra's grasses and shrubs rise no more than a foot or so off the oft-frozen ground. New research suggests the island weren't always quite so barren. Analysis of some 5,000 fossil samples from the Canadian Arctic -- the largest such survey -- showed Canada's northernmost islands were once covered in rich temperate forest. "It's very surprising how similar these ancient polar forests were to some of our modern forests," paleobotanist Christopher West, who recently received earned his doctorate at the University of Saskatchewan, said in a news release. "I identified fossil plants related to many modern temperate trees: birch, alder, elms -- even plants belonging to the grape family. Some of the fossils a...
Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

Sports
July 1 (UPI) -- Jamal Murray will be the highest-paid Canadian athlete in history after agreeing to a contract extension with the Denver Nuggets. Murray's agent Mike George told The Athletic the sharpshooter agreed to a five-year, $ 170 million contract extension. Murray, 22, averaged a career-high 18.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game last season for Denver. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is averaging 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for his career. Murray's new deal surpasses that of fellow Canadian Andrew Wiggins, the top draft pick in 2014 who agreed to a five-year, $ 148 million pact in 2017 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Murray had one year remaining on the rookie contract he signed after being drafted out of Kentucky. ...