Conservatives unveil new product safety regime

Kondro, Wayne
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/6/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p1268
Academic Journal
The article reports on a new omnibus consumer protection legislation introduced by the minority federal Conservative government in Canada. It relates that the new legislation highlights progressive licensing for pharmaceuticals and biologics, as well as the mandatory reporting of adverse drug reactions by hospitals and other prescribed health care institutions. The legislation also requires drug manufacturers to disclose adverse drug reactions to regulatory authorities. It is also noted that the government will also extends its authority to recall unsafe products, to include any therapeutic, cosmetic or consumer product deemed to present serious risk to health.


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