The University of British Columbia welcomed the decision by the B.C. Ministry of Health to resume its support for the Therapeutics Initiative.
This is good news. It means stronger patient protection through evidence-based evaluations of new drugs,” said Gavin Stuart, dean of the UBC Faculty of Medicine. “It is critical for our researchers to have access to health care data.”
The decision ends more than a year of uncertainty as the Ministry of Health had suspended the TI contract in September 2012. Stuart commended faculty members and staff involved with the TI for weathering the past year’s uncertainties.
As a medical specialist, researcher and academic leader, I fully appreciate what the TI does to help physicians and patients better understand the safe and effective use of new drug therapies.”