"New approach" as Health Canada seeks conditional licences for drugs, new pediatric office

Eggertson, Laura
March 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/29/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 7, p864
Academic Journal
Focuses on the plans of Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh to improve drug approval system which includes conditional licensing for some drugs and the creation of a pediatric office to asses prescription drugs for children. Health budget for drug safety and speeding up drug review; Requirement for Health Canada to grant conditional drug approvals or licenses to pharmaceutical companies; Justification of Health Canada to their refusal to release information about deliberations to approve or withdraw drugs.


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