TITLE

Secrecy and the Health Protection Branch

AUTHOR(S)
Lexchin, Joel
PUB. DATE
September 1998
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;09/08/98, Vol. 159 Issue 5, p481
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Editorial. Discusses the issue of secrecy in the drug approval process of the Health Protection Branch (HPB) of Health Canada. HPB's lack of external advisory committees; Denial of physicians and consumers of the right to intervene about a drug before it comes to market; Example of the approval of pediatric antidiarrheal agents; Concerns about the quality of studies used to support approval; Possible impact on patients' health; More.
ACCESSION #
1095338

 

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