The shortage of injectable drugs that Canada has been experiencing in recent months is an ongoing headache for health professionals and hospital administrators. Many surgeries had to be postponed recently and clinical treatments had to be suspended due to certain essential drugs, in particular painkillers and anaesthetics, being out of stock. The phenomenon has become so serious that last March, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health called in the main participants and specialists in the pharmaceutical field for special hearings in order to take stock of the situation.
Media release :: How can we prevent prescription drug shortages?
|Selon l’Institut économique de Montréal, la pénurie de médicaments est lié à la baisse des prix (Huffington Post Québec, June 28, 2012)
Pénurie de médicaments: de nouvelles solutions proposées (La Presse, June 28, 2012)
|Interview (in French) with Yanick Labrie (Argent, June 28, 2012)|