Women’s Human Rights and Health Equality in Clinical Trials in Canada

Authors

  • Alla Yakerson York University
  • Kenneth Cheak Kwan Lam

Abstract

Le principe des droits de la personne sur la transparence et l’équité doivent servir de guides aux politiques et activités des compagnies pharmaceutiques. Cet article examine la transparence du processus d’approbation des drogues et de l’égalité des sexes dans les essais cliniques. Les auteurs ont révélé un manque de transparence dans les approches de Santé Canada dans les décisions de régulation des médicaments et une sous-représentation des femmes dans les recherches cliniques importantes.

Author Biographies

Alla Yakerson, York University

Alla Yakerson is a PhD candidate and teaching assistant at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Her research interests include women’s health, pharmaceutical policy, and access to health care services.

Kenneth Cheak Kwan Lam

Kenneth Lam has an interdisciplinary background with expertise that spans across various disciplines: Political Science (Hon BA), International Relations (MA), Public Administration (MPA), Law (MSL), and Health Policy (PhD). He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that are aligned to health policy, health politics, health economics, public health, health law, health research
methodologies, and global health. His current research interest lies in high users/spenders of health care services.

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How to Cite

Yakerson, A., & Lam, K. C. K. (2019). Women’s Human Rights and Health Equality in Clinical Trials in Canada. Canadian Woman Studies, 33(1-2). Retrieved from https://cws.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/cws/article/view/37765

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Section

Women's Human Rights: Conceptual and Political Challenges