Joel Lexchin

Joel Lexchin is an internationally-recognized expert in pharmaceutical policy. He received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1977 and has spent over thirty years working as an emergency physician in Hamilton and Toronto. He is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University where he taught health policy from 2001 to 2016. He has been an advocate for change in pharmaceutical policy for thirty-five years, has appeared before numerous parliamentary committees, and has authored or co-authored over 150 articles about all aspects of how medicines are developed and used. His most recent book Private Profits versus Public Policy: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State was published in early 2016.

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  • Doctors in Denial

    In this book, Dr. Joel Lexchin examines the relationship between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry, urging for change in the Canadian medical profession and explaining how doctors have become dependents of the drug companies instead of champions of patients' health.
    $16.95, pdf
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