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B.C. Court of Appeal says province must give access to data used in tobacco lawsuit

Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 1:10 PM | By Tom Venetis

The B.C. Court of Appeal, in HMQT v. Phillip Morris International Inc. 2017 BCCA 69, upheld a lower court order giving Philip Morris access to patient information used by the province when it filed a lawsuit against major tobacco companies in 2001.

The lawsuit was to recoup health-care costs from tobacco-related diseases under the Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act.

Phillip Morris International was among the 13 tobacco companies named in the suit. Morris sought access to the raw data used by the province...