What should public consultation look like?

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Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Barbara Mains
Women and Health Protection
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July 2000

The thesis of this article is that the Canadian tradition of secrecy around the approval of drugs and devices, coupled with inadequate post-marketing surveillance, has harmed Canadian women and their families. Mains states that proposed changes to the legislative framework must ensure greater transparency and accountability to the approval process as well as enforcement of more stringent conflict of interest guidelines. This peice includes a list of recommendations.

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