Highly lauded drug assessment program under attack

Silversides, Ann
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/1/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 1, p26
Academic Journal
The article reports on the recommendation of various notable people from the pharmaceutical industry in Canada that the Therapeutics Initiative be dissolved. Therapeutics Initiative is British Columbia's independent prescription drug evaluator which provides evidence-based information about drugs to physicians and pharmacists. Pharmaceutical Task Force head Russell Williams together with David Hall of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Mark Schonfeld of British Columbia's medical association executive, insist that the initiative be dismantled as they argue that it does not meet the public interest needs of the country.


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