Category Pharmaceuticals

Access to Physicians’ Prescription Habits

Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon calls attention to issues of accessibility and transparency related to the collection and sale of physician prescribing data by data solution companies.

Four Reasons Canada Needs Universal Pharmacare

Steve Morgan gives us four reasons to support universal pharmacare and then invites us to sign the Parliamentary Petition e-959 (Health care services).

Expert Advisory Committees & Conflict of Interest

Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon, Louise Ringuette, and Bryn Williams-Jones describe a five-step approach for managing conflicts of interest in public health decision-making.

Using Social Media to Sell Prescription Drugs

Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon and Stanislav Birko consider how direct-to-consumer marketing of prescription drugs using social media might be prevented by amending Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations.

Lupron: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Alice Dreger raises concerns about a pervasive pattern of non-evidence based assumptions driving practices in pediatric endocrinology.

The Costs of Chimpanzee Research

Andrew Fenton shares a cautionary tale about the Liberian chimpanzees who were abandoned after being used for vaccine research.

Cost of Medical Assistance in Dying

Cristina Alarcon questions the social costs of legalizing medical assistance in dying.