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Joel Lexchin


School of Health Policy and Management

York University

Associate Professor

Department of Family and Community Medicine

University of Toronto

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Joel Lexchin has been a consultant on pharmaceutical issues for the province of Ontario, various arms of the Canadian federal government, the World Health Organization, the government of New Zealand and the Australian National Prescribing Service. He is the author or co-author of over 90 peer-reviewed articles on topics such as physician prescribing behaviour, pharmaceutical patent issues, conflict-of-interest, the drug approval process and prescription drug promotion. He has made numerous appearances before various federal and provincial parliamentary committees on issues related to pharmaceutical policy.

Research Interests

Promotion of pharmaceutical products
Regulatory approval system
Population access to pharmaceutical products


Dean’s award for established researchers, Faculty of Health, York University, 2008
Research excellence, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 2004
SWAB (Stichting Werkgroep Antibioticabeleid) Award, 2004

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