Recently, in Vancouver, BC, Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the Government’s plan to develop regulations to implement a mandatory reporting system for drug shortages in Canada. The Government of Canada is advancing regulations that will require manufacturers to publicly report drug shortages in order for Canadians to better plan for their health and safety. By providing advanced warning of upcoming shortages, Canadians will be able to better proactively work with their healthcare professionals to find alternative options. A copy of the Minister’s announcement is available here.
Rx&D President Russell Williams, along with members of the Government’s Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee on Drug Shortages, were present for the announcement on February 10th, 2015.
A copy of Rx&D’s statement following the announcement is available on the Rx&D website.