Health Canada To Release Side-Effect Data After Star Probe Jul 3/14

RONA AMBROSE


SIDE-EFFECTS TIED TO OFF-LABEL DRUG PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE MADE PUBLIC.

It questions the judgment of Health Canada and its policies when learning how unaffected they are about the data collected for side-effects and deaths caused by off-label prescription drugs (drugs used for a condition or type of person for which they are not approved). In this new investigative report by Toronto Star’s Jesse McLean and David Bruser, and data analyst Andrew Bailey, read frightening statistics like, “…nearly 400 Canadian cases from 2010 to 2013 that involved a wide and disturbing range of reported side-effects: deaths, heart attacks, strokes, birth defects, organ failures and “spontaneous” abortions.” The fact that these drugs are still on the market is an absurd contrast to how Health Canada handles regulation and enforcement of the exemplary safe and effective status of Natural Health Products.

Read the full article published today: tinyurl.com/qela8cn

 

 

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