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Canada cuts drug evaluation procedures

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 19 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:143
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    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 …

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