With a national public drug plan to cover everyone, Canada could negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs.
Conservative politicians and pundits are questioning the feasibility of adding pharmaceutical coverage to Canada's public health-care system, but they are asking the wrong question.
CHC is very pleased with the final recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of Pharmacare.
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The CHC is encouraged that Budget 2019 includes some initial investments in the foundations of a new national pharmacare program.
Canada’s nurses are optimistic about the interim report released today by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.
Unifor affirms that a new federal drug agency and limited list of prescription medications alone will not ensure universal access to pharmacare.
David J. Climenhaga
Announcing a full pharmacare program would have shifted the nation's attention immediately away from the hostile media frenzy the gong show before the House of Commons justice committee has become.
If Canadian voters vociferously demand that all the contending candidates and parties make pharmacare an unbreakable priority in the 2019 federal election, it may really become a reality next year.
More than 100 public health care advocates, including members of the United Steelworkers, visited MPs on Parliament Hill last week to push for universal public pharmacare.