Pharmaceutical Quality Control and a Recent Recall

At the end of May, four companies announced a recall on five drugs commonly sold in Canada. The recall is not about a problem with the medications themselves, as a…
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Rx&D Report Shows 34% Under Report Rate of Innovation Investment By Government Agencies

report by Rx&D, the Canadian association of pharmaceutical companies, confirms an ongoing trend of under-reporting of pharmaceutical innovation investment by government bodies. The report, released in May, shows a consistent…
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Should Pharmaceutical Sales Professionals Educate Doctors About Drug Risks?

A recent study of 255 physicians in Canada, the United States and France highlights the important impact of pharmaceutical sales on doctors’ decisions and physicians’ reliance on sales representatives’ willingness…
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Generics in Ontario

Last week we covered a generic drug pricing deal that will affect most of Canada. This week we’re coming back to Ontario to take a closer look at the local…
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January’s Pan-Provincial Deal Means Price Cuts for Popular Generics

One of the current challenges in the pharmaceutical industry is the role of generic drugs. This January, several provinces and territories have joined together to put their combined weight to…
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Influencing the Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry: BIO and Assises nationales sur la recherche et l’innovation

This week, we’ll look at two big conferences that may be affecting the future policy for everything from pharmaceutical research and development funding to drug sales regulations. BIO, a large,…
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Pharmacies and “Expanded Services”

According to the 2011 study by the CACDS (Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores), 42% of pharmacies in Canada offer “expanded services”. Broadly speaking, this means that pharmacies within the…
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A Future for Clinical Trials in Canada

Over the past few years, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has looked into ways to increase clinical research in Canada and help bring new medical solutions to patients…
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What You Need To Know About Food Safety and Local Food Laws

We’ve talked a lot about issues of interest to people in the pharmaceutical industry, but at AAPS, a commitment to quality control and consumer safety doesn’t stop with drugs and…
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