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TRADE REGULATION - Food and drugs - Drugs

Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 8:33 AM  

Appeal by the Council of Independent Community Pharmacy Owners from an order of an applications judge refusing to order the Minister of Health to more stringently enforce s. 4(e) of the Interchangeable Drug Products Formulary Regulations (Regulations) imposing on suppliers of generic pharmaceuticals an obligation to supply the whole province. Since 2012, the formulary included private label drugs supplied by companies that did not manufacture them. The appellant claimed that private label generics were leading to drug shortages. It argued that, under the Regulations, suppliers of...