Making News, Pharmaceutical Policy

When it comes to prescription drug coverage, our health system has plenty in common with the United States — and that’s not a good thing
By Colleen Flood

Most Canadians would likely agree that those who need potentially life-saving prescription medications should have ready access to them.

Baron and Budd Announces $177 Million Settlement for Seven States Against Avandia Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline

Press Release.
Market Watch

OHIP to cover cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco

Rob Ferguson.
TheStar.com

Depressing weight-gain news about antidepressants

Adriana Barton.
Globe and Mail

The problem with the Purple Pill: The risk you should know about if you’re taking stomach ulcer meds

Jason Tetro
The Globe and Mail

Free Drug Samples Prompt Skin Doctors To Prescribe Costlier Meds

Michaeleen Doucleff.
NPR

Pharmacare in Canada: Lessons learned from abroad & Implications for the Canadian healthcare system

IHSPR Policy Rounds
Tuesday May 6, 2014

Medical school leaders cash in on drug company boards

John Fauber.
Journal Sentinel

Researchers ‘owe’ the public information about financial ties

Blythe Bernhard.
Association of Health Care Journalists

Study finds 1 in 3 prescriptions unfilled, some for chronic conditions

Helen Branswell.
Winnipeg Free Press


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