Pharma

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by Michael Fralick John Fralick

Episode 23 – Rapid Fire!

by Matthew Herder

Biopharmaceuticals, Financialization & Nationalism in the Age of COVID-19

Canada spent a lot of money on a COVID-19 therapeutic that has been a flop. The deal reflects the financialized state of drug development and the nation-state's failure to stop it.

by Jason Field

Canadians paying the price for failed drug-pricing policy

Canadian patients, scientists and health systems are paying the price for this failed policy experiment, which is not what our country needs at this critical moment.

by Danyaal Raza

Vaccines, prices and a pandemic

If the government is serious about ensuring access to prescription drugs and vaccines to all, it must stand up to pressure from Big Pharma on pricing reforms.

by Maeve Gamble

The fascinating history of Trump’s ‘game-changing’ COVID cure

Hydroxychloroquine was touted as a miracle cure for COVID-19 by Trump, then finished 2020 plagued with concerns about adverse cardiac events. But HCQ is a remarkable medication with a fascinating history.

by Michael Fralick John Fralick

Episode 20 – Rapid Fire Cardiology!

by Larry W. Chambers Hanna Levy Eva Liu

Be wary of ‘game-changers:’ Use drugs wisely and safely

by Ahsan Irfan

The government should not take over the manufacturing of critical care drugs

The issue of drug shortages is a critical one and deserves a sober, evidence-based policy discussion by governments and experts. Generic drug manufacturing should not be nationalized for three reasons.

by Saad Ahmed

The government must take over the manufacturing of critical care drugs

This pandemic, like the Spanish flu at the height of the Progressive era, is a chance for a burst of creativity in policy-making and a commitment to building new institutions. 

by Cynthia Leung

Vague recall process poses potential harm

by Rishi Bansal Rishad Khan Michael Scaffidi Nikko Gimpaya Samir C. Grover

We must address conflicts of interest to protect our integrity

by Ahmed Bagit Kashif Pirzada

Drug Shortages: The next crisis in the pandemic

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