17 Jul 2013 Vancouver Sun: Did Big Pharma team up to kill B.C.’s drug safety watchdog?
The answer depends on who you ask
By Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun July 13, 2013
Was the provincial government pressured by deep-pocketed pharmaceutical conglomerates to kill off the Therapeutics Initiative, an internationally acclaimed drug watchdog agency run out of UBC?
That theory may sound like an outlandish plot from a Hollywood movie, but it gained some credibility during this spring’s provincial election when it was raised by NDP leader Adrian Dix.