Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Thank you, witnesses, for coming here this morning.
Madam Chair, on page 3 of Mr. Glover's presentation, it states that Health Canada approved 50 requests for emergency access to needed drugs through a special access program. I would ask if he can maybe share more information on how the special access program works and how this helps during a drug shortage.
I will ask my second question right now, and then if I have more time, maybe I will ask one short additional question.
During our meetings and in our study, we've heard a lot about the factors that contribute to drug shortages. Among them, single-sourcing is one of the main ones, I believe. Of course, there are recommendations related to the website and on whether it should be mandatory to identify drug shortages.
Even if you know about possible drug shortages, and you have that information, how do you apply it? What do you do in the situation? What recommendations would you have for bulk purchasers, provinces, and territories in situations that are beyond human control? There could be a natural disaster somewhere that disrupts production; these are beyond any mandatory reporting on possible drug shortages.
Can you address both questions, please?