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  • The new drug dilemma: Does big pharma have a duty to humankind — or its shareholders?
  • How to immunize the world
  • Student Innovators Offered the Opportunity to Bring their Classroom Project to Life at SickKids Hospital
  • What Conservatives Have Missed About Drug Safety
  • Wynne introduces new cabinet with aim to capitalize on majority mandate
  • Ambrose rolls out panel to target innovation in health care

Canada’s Big Pharma Should Do What It Does Best

For Canada to compete globally, it must challenge its international competitors head-on by doing what it does best: It must innovate. Ottawa — Back in 2012, things looked grim for Canada’s Big Pharma industry. A significant number of the industry’s high-earning products were about to lose their patent protection, and […]


The new drug dilemma: Does big pharma have a duty to humankind — or its shareholders?

MONTREAL — There’s a chart executives with Quebec’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. like to show proving what a mess global drug development has become… Read on: Financial Post


How to immunize the world

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an important commitment on the world stage a few weeks ago to maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). His was not an idle statement. Canada committed $ 3.5 billion to the effort for the period 2015 to 2020. Harper said something else notable during his […]


Student Innovators Offered the Opportunity to Bring their Classroom Project to Life at SickKids Hospital

Earlier this year, Western University Health Studies students Ashleigh Davis, Bridget Shaver, Dilshaan Panjwani, and Joseph Tropiano joined together to work on an assignment for Dr. Anne Snowdon’s Health Innovation and Leadership Class. According to Dr. Snowdon, who Chairs the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, the purpose of the […]


What Conservatives Have Missed About Drug Safety

Giving Health Canada the power to recall faulty medicines should have been a no-brainer. Introduced in December 2013, “Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law)” is the first bill to update Canada’s drug safety laws in over 50 years. Considering how important they claimed the legislation to be, Conservatives […]


Wynne introduces new cabinet with aim to capitalize on majority mandate

TORONTO – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her revamped cabinet are being sworn in as they prepare to implement their agenda with a strengthened majority government. Wynne is breaking apart the massive finance portfolio in a move that appears to signal her resolve to eliminate a $ 12.5-billion deficit. Charles […]


Ambrose rolls out panel to target innovation in health care

Health Minister Rona Ambrose has launched a high-profile panel on innovation, five months after the announcement was first made. The wise person’s panel is meant to examine and keep track of the state of health care innovation in Canada. Ambrose announced the creation of the wise persons panel at an Economic Club […]


 

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Canada’s Big Pharma Should Do What It Does Best

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