A Star Newspaper investigation of drug quality in Canada (see here) demonstrates the risks patients in rich nations like Canada run from receiving poor quality medicines, especially imported from India. What is most worrying is the lack of transparency at some western health agencies. What the investigation shows is that Health Canada has hidden information about problems with medications. While it is true that educated people occasionally make bad medicine choices (think of celebrity boycotts of vital vaccinations), on the whole educated people deserve to be informed about the risks they face. They will make decisions accordingly. Health Canada, and all other health agencies, should treat us as grown-ups and give us ALL the facts.