Nearly one million Canadians spent less on necessities like food and heat to afford their prescriptions in 2016. Read the study findings and join the fight for pharmacare.
Since we've been talking about seniors' pharmacare, perhaps it's time to change the modifier and resume a longstanding conversation about universal pharmacare.
Canada must create a national anti-poverty strategy with targets, timelines, monitoring and evaluation tools and the allocation of necessary resources.
While universal pharmacare makes sense, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) does not.
A universal prescription drug plan could reduce total spending on medications in Canada by billions and cover everyone at an affordable price for taxpayers, health policy researchers say.
The National Health Accord expired on March 31 and the federal government has said it won't negotiate a new agreement. Health-care activists are concerned about the impact on universal access to care.
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.
Given pharmaceutical industry bias that saturates our information sources, physicians and governments need organizations like the Therapeutics Initiative to make safe decisions about pharmaceuticals.
Canada is the only developed country that has a universal health-care system but doesn't cover prescription drugs.
How do we Canadians feel about an essential part of our health care depending upon luck? If you're lucky, you have a job with a drug plan. That's less than half of us.