Government of Canada Continuing to Support Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network

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January 14, 2009

TORONTO - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada is continuing to support the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN), first announced in July 2008.

"Canadians can be confident that this Government is taking the steps necessary to ensure that our drug safety system remains one of the best in the world," said Minister Aglukkaq. "The Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network complements Canada’s rigorous pre-testing of new drugs by studying how Canadians respond over time to already-approved drugs. The results will help in decision-making and enhance overall consumer safety."

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