It would be very challenging for Health Canada to introduce that type of policy, which is very locally based, to determine the critical drugs that we require in our specific hospital and our specific situation. For many of the decisions it is very important to have the patient-physician interaction. You really need to understand the needs of the patients and of the individual institutions. To have that situated at the federal government would, I think, be a bit of a challenge.
On April 3rd, 2012. See this statement in context.