Drugs in the News
Consumers aren’t getting balanced information about new prescription drugs, says CCPA
(Vancouver) The information Canadians get on new prescription drugs from a major and trusted source of information—daily newspapers—is incomplete and may promote unrealistic expectations about the benefits of new drugs. This is the troubling finding of a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The first of its kind in Canada, the study examines stories in Canada’s 24 largest daily newspapers about five major prescriptions drugs launched in recent years.