UBC to fund Therapeutics Initiative

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 55 , No. 5 , June 2013 , Pages 233 News

Following funding cuts by the provincial government, the University of British Columbia has announced that it will take over financing of the Therapeutics Initiative, a drug safety and efficacy investigation group primarily staffed by UBC personnel. 

The BC government suspended funding to the initiative in October 2012, pending the results of an investigation into the handling of drug data by ministry staff. UBC announced it would fund the initiative in the meantime to make sure that staff don’t lose their appointments while waiting for funding to be reinstated.

For more information on the role and function of the Therapeutics Initiative, read the 2006 BCMJ submission from Dr Ken Bassett at www.bcmj.org/letters/therapeutics-initiative-role-and-function.

. UBC to fund Therapeutics Initiative. BCMJ, Vol. 55, No. 5, June, 2013, Page(s) 233 - News.



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