From: Doctors in Denial


Provides an overview of the medical industry in Canada paying particular attention to the influence of the pharmaceutical industry. Outlines and examines critically the different opinions regarding the influence of Big Pharma on medical practitioners.


Joel Lexchin MD

JOEL LEXCHIN, MD, is an internationally-recognized expert in pharmaceutical policy. He received his MD from the University of Toronto and has spent over thirty years working as an emergency physician in the Toronto area. He taught health policy and is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University. He has been an advocate for change in pharmaceutical policy for thirty-five years, has appeared before numerous parliamentary committees, and has authored or co-authored over 150 articles about all aspects of how medicines are developed and used.