Former director general: Health Canada needs broader drug safety powers

Silversides, Ann
May 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/9/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 10, p1395
Academic Journal
Focuses on the views of Dr. Robert Peterson, a pediatrician who left Health Canada and became the director of the British Columbia Child and Youth Health Research Network, regarding the need of Health Canada for broader powers to assess the safety of new prescription drugs. Response of Health Canada to some of the issues raised by Peterson; Suggestion of Peterson for insurance companies and employers; Involvement of Peterson with regulatory matters.


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