Canada cuts drug evaluation proceduresBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7101.143k (Published 19 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:143
- David Spurgeon
The Canadian federal government has abolished 191 jobs of people who deal with food and drug safety to save a total of $C8m-9m a year. Critics fear that lives will be endangered by the move.
A petition signed by more than 70 scientists in the food directorate asks the health minister to reconsider the cuts, which they …