OTTAWA MOVES TO DEAL WITH DRUG SHORTAGES

Sep 13, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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The federal government is moving to deal with drug shortages.

New guidelines require drug makers to post all shortages as soon as possible to a quick response website that was set up last year.

Drug makers are also require to post alternative medications that could be used by patients and estimate how the long a drug shortage will last.

Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the guidelines will give physicians and other health providers clear information to make the best decisions for their patients.

 

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