Sandoz Drug Supply Shortage

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.