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Health Canada aims to release secret drug records

March 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views

persaud.jpg.size.custom.crop.1086x724“Today, Health Canada is in the habit of keeping this information secret when pharmaceutical companies ask them to. That is what has to change.”

Health Canada plans to release reams of confidential documents that detail the clinical trials of prescription drugs and medical devices. Much of this information, which the government relies on to assess the efficacy and safety of everything from popular heart pills to cancer medications, has never been seen by patients, the doctors who prescribe the treatments, independent researchers, or the trial participants who volunteered their bodies for science.  Read more at The Toronto Star…

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