CBC News: “Health Canada Requires Doctor to Sign Confidentiality Agreement to See Drug Data” Oct 14/15



Kelly Crowe, CBC’s medical sciences correspondent who specializes in health and biomedical research, reports today that Dr. Navindra Persaud is required to sign a confidentiality agreement by Health Canada, which prevents him from discussing unpublished clinical trial data.

“Dr. Navindra Persaud has been fighting for four years to get access to thousands of pages of drug industry documents being held by Health Canada. He finally received the material a few weeks ago, but now he’s being prevented from revealing what he has discovered.”

He says in Crowe’s interview, “I’m trying to find out if the medication is safe and effective and Health Canada is the regulator. So they might actually want to facilitate this sort of research that I am doing. Instead, Health Canada has threatened me with legal action if I share the information.”

Read the full report here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/health-canada-drug-confidentiality-data-1.3269107