Your Prescription Drugs Are About to Become Less Safe if Health Canada Has Its Way

Joel Lexchin In a little-noticed announcement in October 2017, Health Canada signalled its intention to raise the fees that drug makers will have to pay when they want to get a new medication on the market. These user fees currently fund about 50 per cent of Health Canada’s operating budget for regulating prescription drugs. Health […]

The Declining Standards of FDA Drug Approvals

Maryanne Demasi The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a legal obligation to protect the public and ensure that the benefits of medicines outweigh the harms before being marketed to people. But the agency’s increasing reliance on pharmaceutical industry money has seen the FDA’s evidentiary standards for drug approvals significantly decline. … Industry fees […]