Pharma

Pharma


Lawyer for pharma company argues against single trial in B.C. opioid damages case

VANCOUVER — Holding a single trial in British Columbia to determine damages for each province and territory related to opioid health-care costs would be a “monster of complexity,” one of the dozens of lawyers for pharmaceutical firms told a court on Wednesday. Gordon McKee, a lawyer for Janssen Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, told the […]

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Agency struggled to get pharma companies to engage in drug price reform: memo

OTTAWA — Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos was warned that pharmaceutical companies had steadfastly refused to engage on drug-price reforms before he urged an independent federal agency to pause those reforms in favour of more consultation, a 2021 memo shows. The NDP, which obtained the memo through access-to-information law and shared it with The Canadian Press, […]

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