LEGISLATION TO BE PROPOSED IN THE FALL TO PREVENT DRUG UNDERDOSING

Aug 07, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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New legislation aimed at preventing a repeat of drug therapy underdosing will be introduced by the Kathleen Wynne government in the fall.

The legislation will authorize the province’s College of Pharmacists to inspect and license hospital pharmacies.

An expert study recommended that Health Canada regulate all drug preparation entities, such as Marchese Hospital Solutions.

The company came under scrutiny after about 1,200 people here in Ontario and in New Brunswick received diluted chemotherapy drugs.

Marchese provided the drug-and-saline mixtures that supplied four hospitals in both provinces.

It was unclear at the time who had over-site for the facility.

 

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