Canada Business Immigration (Canada Immigrant Investor Program)

Canada Immigrant Investor Program has been established by the Government of Canada in 1986 to attract experienced business people who are able to invest CAD $400,000 into Canada’s economy over a 5-year period for whom interested to settle in Canada except the province of Quebec. Currently CIC has temporary stopped accepting applications for this program until the new amendments come into force most probably mid November 2010. The new proposed amendment will require applicants to show a minimum net worth of CAD $1,600,000 (increased from CAD $800,000) and a five year investment of CAD $800,000 (increased from CAD $400,000). Also, it requires at lease two years of business management experience. In return, the approved applicant will obtain permanent resident status upon arrival in Canada and can live, work, study, and conduct business in Canada and also entering and leaving Canada freely and of course applying for Canadian citizenship after minimum three years after landing in Canada. Also, for those whom want migrate to Canada and live in Quebec province, they have to apply through Quebec Immigrant Investor Program; the programs have slightly different requirements. You still need to have at least two years management experience plus invest CAD $400,000 (which may increase later November) and provide documents proofing net worth of $800,000 (which the same as Federal Immigrant Investor Program will increase to CAD $1,600,000). Compare to other investor programs around world like Australia which needs almost CAD $2,157,000 minimum net worth and CAD $1,400,000 minimum investment, UK immigrant investor program which needs a minimum net worth of CAD $3,330,000 and minimum investment of CAD $1,667,000 and USA investment immigration program which needs minimum investment of CAD 1,030,000, with new proposed amendments, Canada Immigrant Investor Program is still cheaper than others. Canada is a fast growing country with powerful economy and lots of investment opportunities like affordable real estate investment with high return which will give you a peace of mind to secure and increase your investment. What you get in return is enormous. Like other immigration programs, this program will give you unconditional Canadian permanent resident visa which will allow you to obtain permanent resident status upon arrival in Canada or Quebec, live, work, study, and conduct business in Canada, enter and leave Canada freely and apply for Canadian citizenship (minimum of three [3] years after your arrival). Also, you and your family will be qualified to receive health benefits which are one of the most health coverage around the world. In general, both Canada (Federal) and Quebec Immigrant Investor Programs are one of the fastest way to migrate to Canada especially for investors. On the other hand there are some other programs available for those whom don’t want to migration to Canada as an investor or under business immigration program like skilled workers and professional for those who want to settle and work in Canada outside of Quebec, Quebec-selected skilled workers, Canadian experience class for whom have recent work experience or graduated and recently worked in Canada, Provincial nominees and sponsoring your family. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=625108&ca=Travel

Should Drug Detox Images In TV Drug Ads Be Used As Risk Warnings?

The influence of drug advertising on television and in magazines has been the focus of many news articles since the recent OxyContin hearings. And it’s no wonder: Relaxing, upbeat images in television drug ads distract the consumer from already insubstantial warnings about the risks. Some people don’t get the full picture until they’re checking into a drug detox program for prescription drug addiction, or asking their wife to drive the car over their leg so they can justify another OxyContin prescription. But what’s being done about the advertising? After a recent analysis of DEA statistics done by the Associated Press (AP) showed an 88% increase in retail opiate painkiller sales, the AP concluded that one of the reasons for this increase is direct manufacturer to consumer drug ads. That is to say that Pfizer, Lilly, Merck and others can advertise directly to the public. A congressional investigation found, in fact, that the amount spent on advertising campaigns to the public increased 330% from 1997 – 2005. In 2001, Purdue Pharma spent $200 million on advertising just for OxyContin. The FDA is now planning a study to determine whether people have an overly positive impression of the drug despite audio warnings about the risks. However, I think it’s possible we may already have an answer to that question: A study conducted by the FDA in 2001, for the purpose of determining the influence of drug advertising, found that 30% of the viewers asked their doctor about the drug after having seen an ad. And 44% of the doctors gave them the prescription. No word on how many of them are now in drug detox. Of those who did not ask their doctor about the drug, 67% said it was because they didn’t have the condition described in the ad. The FDA survey also asked viewers how much they trust the information in drug ads. Over 60% of viewers said they trust the ads ‘a lot’ or ‘some’. They may feel differently now if they’ve followed the OxyContin hearings. Nevertheless, the FDA has chosen to study this subject again. The money might be better spent getting people who’ve already seen the ads and fallen prey to all the pretty pictures into drug detox. Drug companies are required by law to show the benefits and risks equally. Critics claim that the relaxing, pleasant images clearly overshadow the audio warnings about the risks of the drugs. What do you think people are going to notice? The images of happy children, couples in love and people leading productive lives with a background of relaxing, uplifting music and a phone number to call so you, too, can transform your life, or an announcer in the background listing the side effects like an auctioneer on steroids? Dr. Sidney Wolfe, of the advocacy group Public Citizen, claims, “If advertisers were really interested in getting information about drug risks out, they’d show pictures of those problems, but you almost never see that.” That’s right. And until it’s mandated by law, we likely never will. But you may see some of those images right in your own household just before you take your wife, husband or kid to a drug detox program that specializes in prescription drug addiction. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=180310&ca=Medicines+and+Remedies

Drug Detox Q & A: Can Opioid Pain Therapy Create Drug Addicts?

Risk of drug addiction is higher with opioid painkillers than with other drugs. We frequently hear or read about people who have become addicted to painkillers after being prescribed them by their doctor for chronic pain. The problem is that once the pain is gone or manageable, the person can find themselves trapped by the drug and has to keep taking it. Next thing you know, they’re “doctor shopping”, stealing drugs from medicine cabinets, buying them off the Internet, or from drug dealers. Really, their only hope at that point is a drug detox program that will help them get off the drug. These stories are always sad and somewhat frightening. For me, they also raise a number of questions: How many people actually suffer from the severe chronic pain that requires these prescriptions? And how do they become addicted? Some of the answers I found were shocking. A study conducted by Stanford University Medical Center found that one in five adult Americans suffer from chronic pain – pain lasting for several months or longer. And, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, common and chronic pain costs American workers more than $61 billion a year in lost productivity. These facts alone provide significant incentive to ask for, and write prescriptions for painkillers. People don’t want to be in pain, and they do want to go to work. So, they are likely to be on these drugs for an extended period of time. But will they become drug addicts? That depends on a number of factors. First, the type of drug they’re taking; If they’re taking opium-based painkillers like OxyContin, Dilaudid, Vicodin, Percocet, oxycodone, or morphine, it is almost certain the person will become physically dependant and, if taken for a long period of time, they’ll probably require drug detox to safely get off the drug with a minimum of debilitating withdrawal symptoms. However, even though the risk of drug addiction with opioid painkillers is higher than with other drugs, addiction goes beyond mere physical dependency. It is more a mindset – it’s a solution that enables a person to cope with the stresses of living life. And it takes more than drug detox to handle it. Drug detox helps the person handle their physical dependency, but they’ll need drug rehab to conquer the addiction. Whether or not someone is addicted to a drug is a complex question. But the bottom line is this: given the right set of conditions, there is a great risk of addiction. The best way to find out if someone is addicted is to get them treatment in a medically-supervised drug detox program that helps them withdraw safely from the drug and then provides counseling to determine if further treatment is needed. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=169608&ca=Medicines+and+Remedies

Drug Rehab For Drug Offenders Gets A Boost In The Caymans

Non-violent drug offenders have a chance for a new lease on life if they qualify for a new Drug Rehabilitation Court introduced by the government of the Cayman Islands. Offenders with substance abuse problems are offered the chance to avoid jail time by successfully completing a court-ordered period of drug testing, regular court appearances, counseling and drug rehab.

The Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory in the western Caribbean Sea, is an international offshore financial services center and one of the world’s popular tourist destinations. Although the population is only 45,000 – about the size of a large town or small city – the Caymans nevertheless has the usual range of drug crimes that always accompany widespread drug addiction. Planning for the Drug Rehabilitation Court system began several years ago, and new laws were required to enable it. The new drug court sent its first defendants to drug treatment this week.

As well as judges ruling on a case, each defendant – called “clients” once they are accepted by the court – has the help of social services, probation services, drug rehab services, and help to find housing and employment. Even the offenders’ families are brought into the process if possible, and integrated into the treatment plan to provide additional support.

Since offenders are free to come and go, the program can include additional security measures such as electronic monitoring to reduce the risk to the community. The success of the drug court depends on the voluntary cooperation of the offenders, and if they don’t comply they are returned to court and can lose their drug court status.

The Cayman’s Drug Rehabilitation Court has been adapted from similar drug courts used successfully in Canada and the UK. An editorial in the Cay Compass, a local newspaper, observed that it’s been known since late 1980s that “punishment does not cure addiction” and that drug addicts will “steal or burgle or obtain property by deception in order to feed their habit.” Drug-related crime can be reduced by helping offenders overcome their addiction through drug treatment and other assistance, the editorial said, thereby breaking the endless cycle of drugs and crime.

Drug abusers entering the drug court are expected to stay sober, establish a stable home environment and maintain steady employment. Because drug abuse affects not only the addicts and the victims of their crimes, it also tears apart families. The high costs to society and tax payers are also reduced by addressing the real problem, the addiction, with a successful drug rehab program.

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Prescription Drugs From Canada. Pharmacy Online or Pharmacy in Canada?

If you are reading this article it is because you are thinking of buying your prescription medications from a Canadian pharmacy. You may have heard that Canadian pharmacies sell their drugs 50-80% cheaper than ones in the U.S. The reason that the prices are so much cheaper in Canada is that over there prescription medicines have price limits imposed on them. In fact, the United States is one of the only industrialized countries in the world not to use price-limits on prescription medicines. Accordingly, Americans pay some of the highest prices anywhere for their medications. A recent poll, carried out on behalf of The Wall Street Journal, showed that more than 80% of Americans were in favor of importing drugs from Canada and more than one in ten Americans already do so. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that it does not intend to go after individuals buying prescription medications from Canada. And the State of Michigan has been running seniors, free of charge, into Canada to obtain their drugs, as reported on CBS News. The question for you is, when buying prescription medications from Canada, do you use a pharmacy online or make the trip yourself into Canada? Canada Pharmacy Online The advantage of using a Canadian pharmacy online is one of simple convenience. Using an online pharmacy means you not have to make the expensive and time consuming trip into Canada. If you live a long way from the border, or if you are too ill to make the journey, then the simplicity and ease of going online to find a Canadian pharmacy to serve your needs is obviously attractive. Some people are wary of Canadian pharmacies online, worried that they might be scammed in some way. This is understandable as there are a tiny minority of unscrupulous people in cyberspace willing to prey on the sick and vulnerable. However, there are precautions you can take to avoid being ripped off. A genuine online pharmacy will have its physical address and telephone number in Canada displayed clearly on its website. You can telephone the number and check that they are for real. Additionally, all reputable Canadian online pharmacies will bear the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) logo on their website. You can contact the CIPA to check that the pharmacy you are thinking of using truly is a member of their association. Visiting a Pharmacy in Canada Making a trip into Canada to visit the pharmacy in person may ensure that you don’t fall prey to some bogus pharmacy online. However, this trip will be costly and since you can only buy a 90 day supply at a time, you will have to make four trips a year. People who live a long way from the border, or are too sick to travel, or need long term medication will find a using a pharmacy online much easier. Making a trip into Canada to visit the pharmacy in person may ensure that you don’t fall prey to some bogus pharmacy online. However, this trip will be costly and since you can only buy a 90 day supply at a time, you will have to make four trips a year. People who live a long way from the border, or are too sick to travel, or need long term medication will find a using a pharmacy online much easier.

Local Drug Search Adds Prescription Drug Coupons Offering Consumers Even More Savings

Local Drug Search launched, and for the first time Americans could search for the lowest prices on prescription drugs at over 20,000 pharmacies across the US. With just a few clicks, the easy-to-use website compares prices for the prescriptions users input at their local pharmacies. Starting today, Local Drug Search is making it even easier for consumers to save money by integrating hundreds of manufacturers’ prescription drug coupons and savings plans into the search results. “Local Drug Search is committed to helping the consumer easily find the best deals for their prescriptions,” comments Mike Todasco, founder of Local Drug Search. “We started by setting up the first website of its kind to aggregate prescription drug prices from the major US pharmacies. Searching on the site could save the average family hundreds of dollars a year in a few moments of their time. In addition, many Americans don’t realize that most drug manufacturers offer coupons to help offset the cost of a prescription. Whether you have no insurance, or are lucky enough to have a health plan with no co-pay for prescriptions, now everyone can save even more money by searching for prescription drug coupons on Local Drug Search. Many of today’s most popular brand name medications offer significant savings which are now displayed on LocalDrugSearch.com. If you are searching for Cialis, you will find that Eli Lilly, the maker of Cialis, offers a free 30 day trial or three free 36 hour tablets. If you are taking Lipitor, searching the LocalDrugSearch.com site will show a promotion from Pfizer for a $4 co-pay, up to $600 a year. Users of Nexium are directed to the AstraZeneca site which offers a Purple Plus Savings Card to save up to $50 per refill and a personal calculator to estimate the cost of the prescription under their health plan. “Local Drug Search is all about making it easier to make informed decisions and save money on your prescriptions,” says Todasco. “Instead of searching multiple websites and calling your local pharmacies to get a price quote for your medications, Local Drug Search does the work for you by finding the best prices in your area,” he adds. Enter your zip code and medication, and with an easy click you will see a map of your local pharmacies and a retail price list for your selected prescription. The site also tells you if your FDA approved generic medications are available for brand name drugs which can potentially save you even more money. More than one-half of Americans are taking prescription drugs. IMS Health reports that Americans spent more than $300 billion on prescription drugs in 2010. The American healthcare debate and uncertain economic times have brought increased focus on what individuals can do to control their healthcare costs. While many Americans are covered by private health insurance plans, Medicare, or Medicaid, not all prescriptions are covered by all plans. And prescription costs vary widely by location and pharmacy. Local Drug Search serves as a tool to empower consumers to save money by allowing them to easily compare prices at the local pharmacies they trust. Local Drug Search is the first website of its kind that empowers consumers to compare prices of prescription drugs at the neighborhood pharmacies they trust. LocalDrugSearch.com was recently featured in the Baltimore Sun as Consumer Website of the Week.

Drug Detox Q & A: Can Opioid Pain Therapy Create Drug Addicts?

Risk of drug addiction is higher with opioid painkillers than with other drugs. We frequently hear or read about people who have become addicted to painkillers after being prescribed them by their doctor for chronic pain. The problem is that once the pain is gone or manageable, the person can find themselves trapped by the drug and has to keep taking it. Next thing you know, they’re “doctor shopping”, stealing drugs from medicine cabinets, buying them off the Internet, or from drug dealers. Really, their only hope at that point is a drug detox program that will help them get off the drug. These stories are always sad and somewhat frightening. For me, they also raise a number of questions: How many people actually suffer from the severe chronic pain that requires these prescriptions? And how do they become addicted? Some of the answers I found were shocking. A study conducted by Stanford University Medical Center found that one in five adult Americans suffer from chronic pain – pain lasting for several months or longer. And, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, common and chronic pain costs American workers more than $61 billion a year in lost productivity. These facts alone provide significant incentive to ask for, and write prescriptions for painkillers. People don’t want to be in pain, and they do want to go to work. So, they are likely to be on these drugs for an extended period of time. But will they become drug addicts? That depends on a number of factors. First, the type of drug they’re taking; If they’re taking opium-based painkillers like OxyContin, Dilaudid, Vicodin, Percocet, oxycodone, or morphine, it is almost certain the person will become physically dependant and, if taken for a long period of time, they’ll probably require drug detox to safely get off the drug with a minimum of debilitating withdrawal symptoms. However, even though the risk of drug addiction with opioid painkillers is higher than with other drugs, addiction goes beyond mere physical dependency. It is more a mindset – it’s a solution that enables a person to cope with the stresses of living life. And it takes more than drug detox to handle it. Drug detox helps the person handle their physical dependency, but they’ll need drug rehab to conquer the addiction. Whether or not someone is addicted to a drug is a complex question. But the bottom line is this: given the right set of conditions, there is a great risk of addiction. The best way to find out if someone is addicted is to get them treatment in a medically-supervised drug detox program that helps them withdraw safely from the drug and then provides counseling to determine if further treatment is needed.

Drug Rehab Chronicles – Beware Of Prescription Drug Combinations

After years of drug abuse, Vicki Lynn Marshall finally met her end with a deadly combination of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The jury’s still out on whether the cause of death was accidental or otherwise, but one thing is certain – had Vicki Lynn completed a successful drug rehab long ago, she would likely be alive today. For Vickie Lynn, the spiral to the autopsy table started years ago. Drug and alcohol abuse, dependency, and perhaps addiction, were part of her lifestyle. But when a series of adverse personal events led her to combine several prescription drugs, she was physically pushed over the edge. The long list on the pathologist’s report was shocking. At the time of her death, she had consumed not two or three, or even four drugs – the autopsy found nine different prescription drugs and one powerful over-the-counter medication, at least five or six of which cascaded into the next, adding to and increasing their effects: 1. Cipro, a powerful antibiotic used to handle bacterial and viral infections 2.Chloral hydrate, a sedative and hypnotic to help her sleep 3. Benadryl, an OTC antihistamine 4. Four powerful tranquilizers 5. Atropine 6. Topiramate, an anticonvulsant now prescribed for migraines Although the antibiotic was obviously needed to handle an infection, the sedatives and tranquilizers were indicative of needing drug rehab to get down to the bottom of what was causing the drug abuse. And the sedatives and tranquilizers, along with the antihistamine, atropine and Topiramate, are what actually killed her – each of them depresses respiration and circulation and, in Vicki Lynn’s case, these systems became so depressed they simply shut down. “She didn’t suffer,” the pathologist said, “she went to sleep.” According to her autopsy records, Vickie Lynn Marshall died of an “acute combined drug intoxication” complicated by two minor infections, neither of which was dangerous if treated properly. Taken singly, none of the drugs was life-threatening, and none was an overdose. Could Vicki Lynn’s life have been saved? Probably everything possible was done in the end but, factually, the problem started years ago – when she became dependant on drugs and alcohol. Had Vicki Lynn, or someone who cared about her, recognized the signs and made sure she got through a drug rehab program that addressed the issues behind her drug abuse, she may not have turned to drugs when events seemed to conspire against her and she may be alive today. Vicki Lynn’s story is not unusual – millions of people depend on prescription drugs. But, as we can see from Vicki Lynn’s story, some of them can be dangerous. If someone you care about is dependant on or addicted to prescription drugs, find a successful drug rehab program. Don’t let them end up on the autopsy table like Vicki Lynn Marshall – who you may know as Anna Nicole Smith.

Should Drug Detox Images In TV Drug Ads Be Used As Risk Warnings?

The influence of drug advertising on television and in magazines has been the focus of many news articles since the recent OxyContin hearings. And it’s no wonder: Relaxing, upbeat images in television drug ads distract the consumer from already insubstantial warnings about the risks. Some people don’t get the full picture until they’re checking into a drug detox program for prescription drug addiction, or asking their wife to drive the car over their leg so they can justify another OxyContin prescription. But what’s being done about the advertising? After a recent analysis of DEA statistics done by the Associated Press (AP) showed an 88% increase in retail opiate painkiller sales, the AP concluded that one of the reasons for this increase is direct manufacturer to consumer drug ads. That is to say that Pfizer, Lilly, Merck and others can advertise directly to the public. A congressional investigation found, in fact, that the amount spent on advertising campaigns to the public increased 330% from 1997 – 2005. In 2001, Purdue Pharma spent $200 million on advertising just for OxyContin. The FDA is now planning a study to determine whether people have an overly positive impression of the drug despite audio warnings about the risks. However, I think it’s possible we may already have an answer to that question: A study conducted by the FDA in 2001, for the purpose of determining the influence of drug advertising, found that 30% of the viewers asked their doctor about the drug after having seen an ad. And 44% of the doctors gave them the prescription. No word on how many of them are now in drug detox. Of those who did not ask their doctor about the drug, 67% said it was because they didn’t have the condition described in the ad. The FDA survey also asked viewers how much they trust the information in drug ads. Over 60% of viewers said they trust the ads ‘a lot’ or ‘some’. They may feel differently now if they’ve followed the OxyContin hearings. Nevertheless, the FDA has chosen to study this subject again. The money might be better spent getting people who’ve already seen the ads and fallen prey to all the pretty pictures into drug detox. Drug companies are required by law to show the benefits and risks equally. Critics claim that the relaxing, pleasant images clearly overshadow the audio warnings about the risks of the drugs. What do you think people are going to notice? The images of happy children, couples in love and people leading productive lives with a background of relaxing, uplifting music and a phone number to call so you, too, can transform your life, or an announcer in the background listing the side effects like an auctioneer on steroids? Dr. Sidney Wolfe, of the advocacy group Public Citizen, claims, “If advertisers were really interested in getting information about drug risks out, they’d show pictures of those problems, but you almost never see that.” That’s right. And until it’s mandated by law, we likely never will. But you may see some of those images right in your own household just before you take your wife, husband or kid to a drug detox program that specializes in prescription drug addiction.