Secrecy and the Health Protection Branch

Lexchin, Joel
September 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;09/08/98, Vol. 159 Issue 5, p481
Academic Journal
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.


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