Spending determinants Pharmaceutical companies and drug authorities are too discreet in Canada and Quebec when it comes to breaking down consumer spending in retail pharmacies for prescription drugs. The third […]
Off-label prescribing, although legal for physicians in Canada, is illegal for pharmaceutical companies to promote and fines have been ineffective in preventing this practice. Many off-label prescriptions are for conditions difficult to test for, are aimed at women or children and can have serious adverse effects. Drug companies should be required to collect systematic scientific data on these drugs and medical products and seek market authorization for these uses.