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Canadians are paying too much for generic drugs

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I am the co-author of a publication in Open Medicine today that’s getting quite a bit of media coverage. Our study “Pan-Canadian overpricing of medicines: a 6-country study of cost control for generic medicines” was published this morning online, and has since been covered by The Toronto Star and in various publications by the Canadian […]

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World Pneumonia Day 2012

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Today is World Pneumonia Day. While #WPD2012 should lead us to be optimistic about the capabilities we have to prevent and treat pneumonia around the world, it also provides a solemn reminder that despite being preventable and treatable, pneumonia continues to be the leading cause of death in children. Looking back at the past year, […]

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Eliminating the Harms of Counterfeit and Substandard Medicines in Anesthesia

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Poor-quality medicines are found all over the world, and can be of poor quality for a variety of reasons: they might be made with poor-quality chemicals, they may contain toxic substances instead of the proper active ingredients, they may contain inactive or ineffective preparations, or they might be deliberately mislabeled. The World Health Organization calls […]

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