Regulatory agencies

Regulatory agencies

Complaint letter to Health Canada: Pfizer "toe-tag" ad

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English
Translated Title: 
Lettre de plainte à Santé-Canada: publicité « étiquette d'orteil » de Pfizer, 2004.
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
January 2004

This letter to Health Canada argues that the pharmaceutical manufacturer, Pfizer, has been running television ads with misleading information on cardiovascular risks and using Canadian's fear of death from heart disease in order to promote sales of its product.  It urges Health Canada to take regulatory action on this campaign.

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Complaint letter to Minister Tony Clement regarding DTCA of celebrex

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English
Owning Org: 
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Publisher: 
Women and Health Protection
Publication Date: 
March 14, 2006

This letter raises concerns about the risks to public health of an advertisement for a prescription drug, Celebrex (celecoxib), that aired on Canadian television. The letter asks Minister Tony Clement to take immediate regulatory action to stop this advertising campaign and to impose sanctions on the sponsor, Pfizer, to prevent future violations.

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Cleavage: technology, controversy, and the ironies of the man-made breast

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Nora Jacobson
Publisher: 
Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Piscataway, NJ

Examines the history of breast implant technology from 1895 to 1990. Looks at politics and bias in medical practice and the role of bureaucracies, corporations, and governments in establishing policy and regulating implant technology.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
BREA.J33 2000
ISBN 0813527155
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Depo-Provera approved: lessons for the future

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Sari Tudiver
Publisher: 
Women's Health Clinic
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the approval of Depo-Provera by Health Canada for use as a contraceptive. Raises concerns about the regulatory process, the lack of long-term research, and the need for guidelines and protocols.

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Transparency in drug regulation: mirage or oasis?

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Joel Lexchin
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Criticizes the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD), the arm of Health Canada in charge of testing and approving new drugs, particularly its dependence on funding from the pharmaceutical industry. Finds that these close ties with the pharmaceutical firms has led to the concealment of scientific or technical information about the safety and efficacy of new drugs.

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ISBN 0886273854

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Policy development

Represents physicians registered to practice medicine, and surgery in British Columbia. Establishes standards and evaluates, monitors, and disciplines its members. Website includes a policy manual and a directory of physicians in the province.

Primary Telephone: 
604-733-7758
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
604-733-3503
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-461-3008
Street Address: 
400-858 Beatty St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6B 1C1

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Policy development

Licenses Alberta physicians; monitors standards of medical practice; investigates complaints against physicians; and provides advice on ethical, legal, and quality-of-care matters. Website includes a directory of physicians in Alberta.

Primary Telephone: 
780-423-4764
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
780-420-0651
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-320-8624 (Physicians Only)
Street Address: 
900 Manulife Place
Addt'l Street Address: 
10180 101 St NW
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T5J 4P8
Internal Notes : 
Multiple TollFree found: "800-320-8624 (Physicians Only) and 800-561-3899 (General inquiries) and 800-661-4689 (Confidential Complaints)"

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Policy development

Forms a statutory, self-regulating body charged with the responsibility of licencing properly qualified medical practitioners, developing and ensuring the standards of practice in all fields of medicine, and investigating and disciplining of all doctors whose standards of medical care, ethical or professional conduct are questioned.

Primary Telephone: 
306-244-7355
Secondary Telephone: 
306-244-8778 (Triplicate Prescription Program)
Email Address: 
cpss@quadrant.net
Fax Number: 
306-244-0090
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-667-1668 (Complaints Toll Free Number)
Street Address: 
211 Fourth Ave S
City: 
Saskatoon
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S7K 1N1

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Policy development

Licenses Manitoba physicians; monitors standards of medical practice; investigates complaints against physicians; and provides advice on ethical, legal, and quality-of-care matters. Website includes a directory of physicians in Manitoba.

Primary Telephone: 
204-774-4344
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
204-774-0750
Street Address: 
1000-1661 Portage Ave
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3J 3T7

College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Policy development
Services d'information et de références
Élaboration de politiques

Forms an organization that has responsibility within the province of New Brunswick for the licensing of physicians, monitoring standards of medical practice, and investigating complaints against physicians. // Forme un organisme qui a la responsabilité de délivrer les permis d'exercer la médecine, de contrôler les normes de l'exercice de la médecine, et d'examiner les plaintes contre les médecins.

Primary Telephone: 
506-849-5050
Fax Number: 
506-849-5069
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-667-4641
Street Address: 
300-1 Hampton Rd
City: 
Rothesay
Province: 
New Brunswick
Postal/ZIP Code: 
E2E 5K8
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011
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