Canada slow on uptake of new cancer drugs

Kondro, Wayne
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/21/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 13, pE668
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study conducted by professor Mike Richards, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health in Great Britain, wchi ranked 14 developed nations based on drug usage including U.S., France and Spain. According to the study, Canada is on seventh place overall in drug usage and 13th in the use of new cancer drugs and rheumatoid arthritis biologics. Moreover, Richards states in his report that low usage of drugs may indicate that the needs of patients are not effectively met.


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