FEDERAL POLITICS ‘Canada’s drug regulator is in chaos:’ MPs to investigate after resignations and concerns over delayed reforms

New Democrat MP Don Davies first called for an investigation last month, after a Breach Media report raised questions about whether Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos’s office sided with corporate lobbyists when it asked the Patented Medical Prices Review Board (PMPRB) to pause consultations on new guidelines designed to rein in drug prices.


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Canadian Health Minister Resists Florida’s Plan to Import Cheaper Pharmaceuticals Amidst Concerns Over Drug Supply

NDP MP Don Davies has suggested that the Canadian government should establish a public manufacturer of critical medications and vaccines to ensure the stability of the nation’s drug supply. This move could safeguard against potential shortages and disruptions caused by external factors, such as foreign importation plans.

Federal health minister says he won't allow Florida to 'pillage' the drug supply

NDP MP Don Davies, the party's health critic, said drug shortages have "long been a serious problem in Canada." Citing past shortages of things like EpiPens and children's pain medication, he said Ottawa should establish a "public manufacturer" of critical medications and vaccines.

Davies also said Canada "should not be allowing the export of medicines to the U.S. unless we have a stable supply for domestic use."

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