prescription drugs

May 30, 2011
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Canada's prescription drug problem

Ann Silversides
An inquest in Ontario is expected to shine a light on the high rates of prescription painkiller-related deaths in this country. To date, there is no national push to track the scope of the problem.
Mar 14, 2011

Halting rising drug costs in Canada

Drug costs are the fastest-rising part of a public system said to be heading for the rocks, but are equally tough on private drug plans, which account for over half of drug spending in Canada.
May 5, 2010

Ontario proposes changes to provincial drug plan

The Ontario government is trying to cut down its rapidly increasing costs for the Ontario Drug Benefit Program. Dr. Joel Lexchin thinks they're not going about it the right way.
Apr 22, 2009

Weekly Pulse: A timetable for reform

The Media Consortium
Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) have pledged to work together to produce healthcare reform legislation by June. If all goes according to plan, we could have a vote by early fall.


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