Health Canada scrambles to approve new meds in wake of drug shortage

OTTAWA - Canada's health minister says government officials are working around the clock to review applications for 23 medications that could help ease the nationwide drug shortage...The Tories unanimously backed an NDP motion on Wednesday calling on the federal government to adopt an immediate drug-shortage action plan and implement a national strategy in the wake of the current shortage. NDP health critic Libby Davies said she wasn't surprised all parties supported the move. "The pressure had really been building," she said, citing the vast number of Canadians impacted by the shortage.