Prescription Drugs – How safe are they?

Health Canada is charged with protecting the health and safety of Canadians, a job that covers everything from overseeing ingredients in cosmetics and bath toys to approving which drugs can be sold in Canada. Is this agency–responsible for so much at once–able to meet its full mandate?

MP Terence Young isn’t so sure. After losing a daughter to a prescription drug which has since been pulled from the market, Young began to explore how the drug industry operates and the conflicting role Health Canada plays in ensuring Canadians’ well-being. In his book “Death by Prescription,”  he advocates for an independent drug agency, unsaddled by conflicts of interest.

On Monday, November 7th, Mr. Young will share his concerns about drug safety in Canada, and lead us in a wider discussion about Health Canada and why it may be coming up short.

We’ll be meeting at the Duke of York Pub at 7pm (39 Prince Arthur Avenue).  Doors open at 7:00, discussion starts at 7:30. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP at our Eventbrite page for a chance to win our doorprize.

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