The province is moving forward with its plans to introduce legislation that would authorize the province's College of Pharmacists to inspect and license hospital pharmacies.
This stems from the discovery of diluted chemotherapy drugs at in both Ontario and New Brunswick hospitals earlier this year. Around 1,200 patients received the dosage. The bags of chemo drugs contained more saline solution, watering-down the potency.
The bill would also allow regulatory bodies like the College share more information with hospitals and public health officials. It would also set out new mandatory reporting requirements which would help officials respond to any issues.
Health Minister Deb Matthews says she's acting on recommendations from an expert panel, headed by renowned pharmacist Dr. Jake Thiessen.
It will be tabled today.