Category: Lobbying Govt

Hospitals that Allow Murder

Although this prominent case about nurse John Cullen murdering at least 40 patients has all the hallmarks of a one-of-a-kind sensationalist story, medical doctor and ethics professor Carl Elliott explains why we should see it in a broader context and…

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BC Liberals Cut Support for Drug Watchdog

The Georgia Straight reports that the Therapeutics Initiative’s funding has been cut. TI has been internationally renowned for its independent analyses of the safety and efficacy of drug treatments. To do this in the middle of an election campaign shows…

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Big Pharma Donates 11 Times as Much to BC Liberals

An article in Metro reports some provocative numbers: Anyone wondering why the Liberal government would axe funding for B.C.’s only independent drug watchdog need only follow the money, according to a UVic pharmaceutical policy analyst. Researcher Alan Cassels ran the…

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Pharma Lobbies Them, Alberta Govt Promotes Controversial Vaccine

As the Alberta government is announcing promoting questionable, controversial HPV vaccines for boys (already doing so dubiously for girls), the province’s Lobbyist Registry shows pharmaceutical giant Merck Frosst, the only manufacturer of HPV vaccine in Canada, has long been lobbying…

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