READ THIS STORY CAREFULLY FOR A STELLAR EXAMPLE OF HEALTH CANADA’S DYSFUNCTION AND CORRUPTION.
It gives you disturbing insight into what the natural health product industry has had to face. This is not an isolated case. Federal Court Justice James Russell had scathing comments about Health Canada’s actions to drive a natural, Canadian-made stop-smoking aid, Resolve, from the market after a complaint from Pfizer. Pfizer makes a quit-smoking prescription medication, Champix. We’d support a comprehensive investigation into the contentious actions of Health Canada to expose conflicts of interest and to reveal the truth.
The Globe and Mail | Published Thursday, Apr. 21, 2016
“Health Canada set out to drive a Canadian-made stop-smoking aid from the market after a complaint from Pfizer Canada Inc., a pharmaceutical company that makes competing products, a judge has found.
In its first few months on the market, a lozenge called Resolve, billed as a natural way to stop or reduce smoking, sold more than 250,000 cartons across Canada, according to its manufacturer, The Winning Combination Inc. (TWC) of Winnipeg. Then Pfizer wrote Health Canada a letter saying the product posed health risks. (That same year – 2007 – Pfizer sought and obtained Health Canada approval for a quit-smoking prescription medication, Champix.)”