Share The Wealth by Chris Gupta
January 06, 2004

Risk First, Safety Last!

To really understand what's behind the all the new regulations one must read "Risk First, Safety Last!" summarized in Health law may protect Ottawa post earlier.

Please pass the following "SAFETY LAST? National Roundtable Discussion on Health Canada's Proposed Changes" agenda far and wide. Where appropriate, please support by attending.


Chris Gupta


A National Roundtable Discussion on Health Canada's Proposed Changes to Canada's Health Protection Legislation Organized by the Canadian Health Coalition

January 28, 2004

Fairmont Chateau Laurier (Laurier Room), Ottawa

Join some of Canada's leading experts as we take a critical examination of Health Canada's proposed changes to Canada's Health Protection Legislation, which include speeding-up drug approvals, allowing direct-to-consumer advertising, and abandoning the precautionary principle legislative framework of the Food & Drugs Act in favour of a risk-based scheme.


9:00 Welcome and Introductions

9:30 Panel #1

· Why Health Canada Wants Faster Drug Approvals Robert Peterson, MD, Therapeutic Products Directorate / Health Canada (Invited)

· Health Canada s Conflict of Interest Compromises Patient Safety Nancy Olivieri, MD, University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children

· The Fault Line in the Drug Approvals System: Risk Before Safety David Healy, MD, University of Wales College of Medicine

11:00 Open Discussion


1:30 Panel #2

· Why Health Canada is Discussing Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising Mario Simard, Legislative Renewal, Health Canada (Invited)

· Why Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising is a Bad Idea Barbara Mintzes, PhD, University of British Columbia, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

· Secrecy in the Canadian Drug Approval System Joel Lexchin, MD, York University School of Health Policy and Management

3:00 Open Discussion

4:00 Closing Remarks

This is the first in a series of roundtables to discuss Health Canada's Health Protection Legislative Proposal. The theme for the next roundtable will be The Precautionary Principle and Health Canada.

Canadian Health Coalition



posted by Chris Gupta on Tuesday January 6 2004
updated on Saturday September 24 2005

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