‘Unusual’ delay on Health Canada ruling on abortion pill - YorkU prof

Interesting. I wonder if the delay is bureaucratic fear of being on the front page of the Globe and Mail, or political fear of the same. Certainly isn't technical nor medica, given the number of countries that have already approved it.

The Globe and Mail reported on Tuesday that Linepharma International applied to have its 200 mg mifepristone tablet approved in October, 2011. The company refiled its application in October, 2012, at the request of Health Canada, which was seeking more “quality documentation,” Linepharma’s chief operating officer said.

Dr. Lexchin said the delay is especially confounding because mifepristone is already approved in 60 countries, including the United States, Australia and most of Europe.
— http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/unusual-delay-on-health-canada-ruling-on-abortion-pill-professor-says/article22196745/