Joel Lexchin

Key clinical trial information still inaccessible to Canadian doctors: York study

Despite increased transparency in Health Canada’s drug approval policy, doctors are still not getting key clinical trial information that will help when prescribing new drugs to their patients, a new York University study has revealed. “Characteristics of the patients participating in clinical trials, and the results of those trials, were among the key omissions in […]

Study warns about safety concerns with new drugs

A York University study of drug safety shows that new drugs are often on the market in Canada for more than three years before they are withdrawn as unsafe, raising concerns about turning to the newest drugs available. The study by Dr. Joel Lexchin, an emergency room physician and professor of the School of Health […]

Medical journals could increase transparency by removing ads, study shows

Pharmaceutical ads could easily be removed from general medical journals by increasing subscription rates, according to an international study published yesterday in PLOS ONE. York University health policy Professor Joel Lexchin, one of the co-authors of the study and a Toronto emergency physician, says he would willingly pay a little extra for the journals to […]

2013 Faculty of Health Awards: Honouring Academic and Leadership Excellence

  The Faculty of Health celebrated the academic and leadership excellence of three exceptional students on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in the Schulich Private Dining Room at the Faculty of Health Student Awards. Jennifer Hunter, Julia Salzmann, and Adam Fogel were the recipients of the most prestigious honours awarded to the Faculty’s most outstanding student […]