New directions in drug approval

Lexchin, Joel
August 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/3/2004, Vol. 171 Issue 3, p229
Academic Journal
Reports on the changes that are underway in Canada's drug regulatory system which will have significant implications for how new drugs are approved and how well Health Canada monitors the safety of drugs already on the market. New direction in regulatory activities enunciated by the Throne Speech that opened the parliamentary session at the end of September 2002; Budget committed to improve the timeliness of Health Canada's regulatory processes with respect to human drugs; Percentage of new active substances marketed in Canada that qualify as either breakthrough products or significant therapeutic improvements.


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