April, 2009

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Book Review: Corrupt to the Core

Friday, April 17th, 2009
Review By David Hutton

Corrupt to the Core” paints a disturbing picture of the internal machinations of a government regulator bent on pleasing its drug company ‘clients’, often with scant concern for the public health implications.

Dr. Shiv Chopra is one of three Health Canada scientists whose testimony before a Senate Committee in 1998 triggered headlines around the world. The scientists testified that Health Canada managers had pressured them to release suspect veterinary drugs into the food chain without the evidence of safety required by the Food and Drugs Act.  

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Book Review: Corrupt to the Core

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Review by Michael Gilbertson, PhD

The North American Way of Doing Business.

As Abraham Lincoln said in 1864 during the American Civil War, “As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow”. On the front cover of Dr. Shiv Chopra’s book is a photograph of the Canadian Parliament Buildings and emblazoned in the sky and across the Peace Tower is the audacious title, Corrupt to the Core. In the early part of the last century, this same Parliament gave Canadians the Food and Drug Act to protect human health from adulterated food and to ensure Drug efficacy and safety. During the past ten years, Dr. Shiv Chopra has become a household name in Canada for his attempts to uphold the policies of the Food and Drug Act and its regulations. Within a week of Paul Martin narrowly winning the 2004 general election, Dr. Chopra and two other Health Canada colleagues, Dr. Margaret Haydon and Dr. Gerard Lambert, were fired after decades of opposing the use of antibiotics and hormones in food production.

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Total Health 2009

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Shiv Chopra will be speaking at the Total Health 2009 show on April 17-19 in Toronto.  You can find the full details at:

http://www.totalhealthshow.com/showInfo/index.cfm?CFID=9716470&CFTOKEN=12906948