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New BC drug review 'jeopardizing lives'

Province went from best to worst in evaluating pharmaceuticals - Canada Health Coalition.

Michael McBane, Canada Health Coalitionby Andrew MacLeod, from TheTyee.ca

British Columbia has corrupted its drug review process, making changes that will cost lives and money.

That's the assessment of an Ottawa-based health advocate on the eve of a closed government-hosted meeting in Vancouver to update stakeholders on changes to how the provincial government assesses new pharmaceuticals.

"When you corrupt a drug review process you are jeopardizing lives," said Michael McBane, the national coordinator of the Canadian Health Coalition. "There's something fundamentally, deeply unethical about all this. It's a massive violation of the public trust."

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Posted: November 24, 2010

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