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Drug company threatens legal action over Canadian guidelines

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1388
  1. Miriam Shuchman
  1. Toronto

    A pharmaceutical company has threatened legal action against an adviser to the Ontario Ministry of Health after taking issue with draft prescribing guidelines that she developed

    Anne Holbrook, a pharmacist and practising physician at the Centre for the Evaluation of Medicines at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, serves on several committees that make recommendations on prescribing issues. In 1997, Ontario's Ministry of Health asked her to lead a review of the drugs used …

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