• US, Mexico and Canada Move to Harmonize Regulations

    US President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderón announced at a press conference that the three contiguous countries are working together to harmonize regulatory approaches to facilitate cross-border trade. Speaking at the 2 April 2012 press conference, Obama announced the three nations were "launching a new effort to get rid of outdated regulations that stifle job creation."  "Here in the United States...
  • Canadian Drug Shortages Lead to Calls for Regulation

    Canadian is increasingly facing a problem widespread in the US: drug shortages. The issue, described as 'endemic' by The Globe and Mail , has become particularly acute in recent days after a fire at a manufacturing plant owned by Sandoz Canada caught fire. The manufacturing plant was responsible for the production of nearly 90% of all injectable drugs used in Canada, including anesthetics, painkillers, chemotherapy medications and antibiotics. The plant was previously...