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Understanding and Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector

April 27, 2016

World Health Organization Launches Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector at University of Toronto

Toronto, ON – The University of Toronto and the World Health Organization are proud to launch the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency for the Pharmaceutical Sector with a policy workshop and celebration at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy on April 29, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm. This event will tackle all of the pressing questions impacting good governance, accountability, and transparency in the pharmaceutical sector, including:

  • How do we reconcile the need for innovative medicines with medicine affordability?
  • What needs to change to keep medicines marketing ethical?
  • What is already in place to ensure accountability in the pharmaceutical sector, and is it working?
  • How can the public be involved in ensuring pharmaceutical sector transparency?

The workshop will feature speakers from global health and health policy development institutions, academia, and the pharmaceutical industry, including:

World Health Organization, Transparency International, University of Toronto, Innovative Medicines Canada, Toronto Star, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Canadian Generics Association

We invite you to join us for this discussion. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/taking-the-pulse-of-transparency-in-the-pharmaceutical-sector-tickets-23063443380

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For more information about the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency for the Pharmaceutical Sector and the April 29, 2016 workshop and launch, please contact:

Heather McAlister
Research Fellow and Communications Coordinator
647-782-4099
heather.mcalister@mail.utoronto.ca