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Assessing Canada’s Drug Shortage Problem


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June 5, 2018
Assessing Canada’s Drug Shortage Problem

Drug shortages in Canada are a problem in need of immediate solutions, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Assessing Canada’s Drug Shortage Problem” – one of the few comprehensive reports examining the size of the problem in Canada –  medical experts Jessy Donelle, Jacalyn Duffin, Jon Pipitone and Brian White-Guay argue that a stable supply of a diversity of medicines is necessary to ensure quality of care, keep healthcare costs down and reduce delays or disruptions to access for the entire population. 


Jessy Donelle MSc. (Epidemiology), Analyst at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Jacalyn Duffin MD, PhD, FRCPC, Professor Emerita in the Jason A. Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen’s University
Jon Pipitone, MSc. (Computer Science), Student, Queen’s University School of Medicine
Brian White-Guay MD, CCFP, FRCPC, Practising physician specialized in family medicine and public health; Consultant in drug development and registration
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