The Toronto Star: Safety of blood supply, not profits, should be Health Canada’s top concern

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018 by webmaster

Mon., Jan. 1, 2018

As the snow falls and the mercury drops, Health Canada has found itself in some hot water. The trouble has been years in the making — since at least 2013. That was when Canadian Plasma Resources (CPR), a profit-seeking company that pays individuals for their blood plasma, sought to open its first location.

A recent media exposé has raised some troubling questions, not just about CPR’s business model and what it means for the health of Canadians, but also about the surprisingly close relationship this private company has with Health Canada, the public agency tasked to regulate it.

Read the Toronto Star article.