Thursday, December 16, 2004

From the Globe and Mail:
Drug-monitoring advocates gain heavyweight ally
Terence Young has been fighting for four years to find a way to protect Canadians from the sometimes deadly side effects of prescription drugs.His 15-year-old daughter Vanessa died of heart failure in 2000 after taking Prepulsid, a drug for indigestion that had already been linked to 10 deaths in Canada and 80 others in the U.S.

Now, it appears Mr. Young has a powerful ally in his bid to keep better tabs on the dangers of medications.

Federal Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh said this week that he wants a drug-monitoring system in which doctors and other health professionals would be legally bound to report serious adverse drug reactions.

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