Health Canada has quietly licensed a commercial facility that pays for plasma collected from Canadian citizens in Saskatoon. Although seemingly innocuous, this constitutes a decision to massively deregulate the safety of Canada’s blood supply. How did this happen? This issue first arose in 2013, with an application by the same commercial entity, Canadian Plasma Resources, for licensing of facilities for paid plasma collection in Ontario. At that time, the Harper government, ignoring the World Health Organization’s research findings,
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