Canada warnings about meds should be more consistent with other countries: study

Canada warnings about meds should be more consistent with other countries: study

Barbara Mintzes is the lead investigator of a new study and says that between 2007 and 2016, Health Canada issued safety warnings for only 50 per cent of drug-safety issues identified in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

She joined researchers in analyzing 1,441 advisories over that period and found regulators in all four countries were only consistent in the decision to warn their populations 10 per cent of the time regarding issues with the same medication.

via City News 1130 Canada warnings about meds should be more consistent with other countries: prof

Doctors are not transparent enough with giving patients information about adverse reactions to drugs.