Is the current approach to reviewing new drugs condemning the victims of rare diseases to death? A call for a national orphan drug review policy

Clarke, Joe T. R.
January 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/17/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 2, p189
Academic Journal
This article comments on the Common Drug Review (CDR), the process of reviewing new drugs for the purposes of public reimbursement in Canada. The basis for reimbursement is cited. The article explains the role of rare diseases in the difficulties of evaluation. The number of reviews taken by CDR since its inception in September 2003 is mentioned.


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