Post Tagged with: "pharma"

Report Says Canada – EU Trade Deal Could Cost Ontario $1.2 Billion Per Year From Higher Pharma Costs

The Drummond Report is attracting significant attention with its somewhat dire outlook for the Ontario economy. The report includes a notable warning about the costs of the proposed Canada – EU Trade Agreement, particularly the increased costs arising from patent reforms being promoted by large pharmaceutical companies: The outcome of […]

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February 16, 2012 4 comments News

Canadian Pharma: High Prices, Low Research & Development

The Globe’s Jeffrey Simpson has an excellent column on the state of big pharma in Canada, noting that Canadians pay high prices for pharmaceuticals but that big pharma has not met its commitment to devote 10 percent of sales to research and development.  Prices would increase further with potential legal […]

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February 6, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Beware Big Pharma Ghostwriters

Dr. Marc-André Gagnon, an assistant professor with the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University and Dr. Sergio Sismondo, professor of Philosophy and Sociology at Queen’s University, write an op-ed about the growing problem of big pharmaceutical companies ghost writing opinion pieces in support of their drugs.

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July 6, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

CETA Could Cost Drug Plans Billions

The Globe covers a new report that projects that the proposed Canada – European Union Trade Agreement could add nearly $3 billion in additional costs to provincial drug plans.

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February 8, 2011 1 comment Must Reads