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Two pharmaceutical companies that tried to dismiss a lawsuit by a B.C. woman, who claimed she suffered a severe blood clot from a birth control patch, will go to trial after their appeal was rejected by a judge.

The decision said that the woman, Lakota James, was prescribed a birth control patch called EVRA.

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Ontario is now offering a select number of single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines starting on Thursday.

The Ontario government announced on December 2 that the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses will be accelerated for high-risk individuals and people aged 50 or older to give "an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and its variants," according to a press release.

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Just when we thought we'd turned a corner on the pandemic, a new COVID-19 variant is here to potentially ruin the holiday travel season.

The recent discovery of the Omicron variant has many countries preparing for the worst by closing borders again. Vaccine makers are also trying to figure out if they'll need to come up with new defences against this heavily mutated strain.

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On June 21, the federal government announced updates to Canada's travel rules for fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter the country.

Starting on July 5, eligible travellers will be able to skip the two-week quarantine period, as well as the mandatory hotel stay and the day-eight, post-arrival COVID-19 test.

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