About the Authors

G. Michael Allan
Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

G. Michael Allan
Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Joel Lexchin
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Joel Lexchin
School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Natasha Wiebe
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

JL has been retained by lawyers acting for a Canadian generic company attempting to introduce a generic version of a product. Otherwise, the authors do not have any financial interests, relationships, or affiliations relevant to the subject matter of this manuscript.

Author Contributions

GMA conceived of the systematic review, acquired funding, and drafted the original manuscript. GMA and JL both designed the review and completed the search, inclusion/exclusion, data extraction, analysis of data, and drafting of the article. NW contributed to the data analysis and assisted in drafting the article. All authors give final approval of the article and GMA is the guarantor.