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Canadians wait much longer for drugs than Americans and Europeans

Government policies make Canada’s pharmaceutical environment less attractive to drug companies.

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Delayed drug approvals in Canada—here’s why

New drugs are approved later in Canada than in the United States and European Union.

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Approving new drugs in Canada—a 30-year review

Regardless of their potential impact on patient health, drug approval times in Canada were longer than in other countries.

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Innovative new medicines can have a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of those stricken with illness. Unfortunately, Canadians are often denied these benefits for months, if not years, while they wait for their government to approve drugs already deemed safe and effective by regulators in the European Union and United States. Smarter regulation could save resources, reduce patient suffering, and improve the lives of Canadians.