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Ed Finn | Medicare originated at the provincial, not federal level -- in Saskatchewan. So could the extension of public health care to include prescription drugs, and even dental and vision coverage.
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Michael Butler | Health Canada finally acknowledged what health economists, academics and activists had been saying for some time: drug costs will rise under pending trade deals like the TPP.
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Michael Butler | It came as a major disappointment this week that Canada's Health Minister, Jane Philpott, indicated pharmacare is not part of her mandate.
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Stephen Kimber | Since we've been talking about seniors' pharmacare, perhaps it's time to change the modifier and resume a longstanding conversation about universal pharmacare.
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Brent Patterson | It would appear that a Canada Health Accord is back on the table with incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But what will it look like under Canada's new prime minister?
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Michael Butler | For Canadians, the TPP is another poison pill trade deal that patients are being forced to swallow.
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Murray Dobbin | The Harper government is more at odds with Canadians over public health care than they are on any other issue. And pharmacare demonstrates this in spades.
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Brent Patterson | While universal pharmacare makes sense, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) does not.
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Michael Butler | Now more than ever we need to tell our provincial governments to say no to CETA and yes to Universal Pharmacare.
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Adrienne Silnicki | Senator Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin made headlines these past two weeks asking the Prime Minister to keep them on the Senate so they could afford their prescription drugs.
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Vanessa Brcic | Given pharmaceutical industry bias that saturates our information sources, physicians and governments need organizations like the Therapeutics Initiative to make safe decisions about pharmaceuticals.
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Adrienne Silnicki | Canada is the only developed country that has a universal health-care system but doesn't cover prescription drugs.