Dr. Michele Brill-Edwards, former senior physician with Health Canada shares her first hand experiences with how Big Pharma influences and interferes with government regulators in their work to protect Canadians health.
We caught up with Dr. Brill-Edwards during our stop in Ottawa, on the cross Canada, Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour.
Before driving to the train, she sat down with us in a small urban park. Under the warmth of an early spring day we learned how deeply systemic the problems are with drug regulation and approvals in Canada. But despite the power of Big Pharma, and the intentional inadequacies within the bureaucracy charged with protecting our health we find an ally in the struggle to inform and activate for positive change.