Therapeutics Initiative Appeals for Help

One of many devastating consequences to the re-election of the BC Liberals in British Columbia this week could be the final destruction of all independent drug research, evaluation, and regulation in the province for processes more favourable to pharmaceutical companies. In that context, the internationally renowned independent drug evaluation team based out of the University of British Columbia, the Therapeutics Initiative, is appealing for help, as reported in news today. The TI is simply asking the province to re-instate the small amount of funding that helps it survive — a very small price for the countless lives they’ve saved and inestimable amounts of health care cost savings they’ve generated by helping the province de-list ineffective, dangerous drugs well ahead of other states and provinces without such watchdogs.

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