Sandoz Drug Supply Shortage – ethics & other resources:

1. Ethics Working Group Materials

The JCB was asked by the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care (MOHLTC) to provide guidance on ethical principles to guide allocation decisions in two areas: i) drug inventory allocation and ii) modification of services. A small ethics working group was struck to respond to this request. The ethics working group includes: Sally Bean (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), Paula Chidwick (William Osler Health System), Jennifer Gibson (JCB – ethics working group chair), Dianne Godkin (Credit Valley Hospital & Trillium Health Centre), Robert Sibbald (London Health Sciences Centre), and Frank Wagner (Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre). The EWG has produced an ethical framework for resource allocation during a drug supply shortage, which was endorsed the MOHLTC and released across the Ontario health system on March 19th. The EWG`s work is ongoing, so this section will be updated regularly as additional materials and resources become available.

 

2. MOHLTC Updates & Memos

This section will be regularly updated with any public broadcast MOHLTC updates and memos.

 

3. Health Canada Bulletins & Alerts

This section will be regularly updated with any emerging bulletins or alerts from Health Canada.

 

4. Additional Ethical Frameworks

This section will be regularly updated with any additional frameworks adopted by other Canadian provinces.

 

5. Ethics Literature & Other Ethics Resources

If you are aware of any ethics literature or resources that you would recommended posting here, please send them to Jennifer Gibson, jennifer.gibson@utoronto.ca email link.