Time consuming access to drugs for orphan diseases to be streamlined, Health Canada says
The federal government is reversing a 16-year-old Health Canada policy preventing so-called orphan drugs from being used to combat rare illnesses.
Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq says the government will approach the authorization of « orphan drugs » differently than it has in the past.
And it’s launching a database called Orphanet to provide information about where patients can find treatments for rare diseases. Read more at cbc.ca.