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NAFTA re-negotiations may threaten Canada’s steps toward universal pharmacare NAFTA re-negotiations may threaten Canada’s steps toward universal pharmacare
By Ruth Lopert and Steve Morgan
Free medicines for rich kids is actually a fair and efficient policy Free medicines for rich kids is actually a fair and efficient policy
By Marc-André Gagnon
What Canada can learn from Australia on health care What Canada can learn from Australia on health care
By Stephen Duckett
Pharmacare for kids Pharmacare for kids
By Avram Denburg and Wendy Ungar
Four reasons Canada needs universal pharmacare and what Canadians can do to make it happen now Four reasons Canada needs universal pharmacare and what Canadians can do to make it happen now
By Steve Morgan
There’s nothing like an American health care debate to make Canadians feel lucky There’s nothing like an American health care debate to make Canadians feel lucky
By Danielle Martin
Canada needs a comprehensive strategy to improve prescription drug safety for seniors Canada needs a comprehensive strategy to improve prescription drug safety for seniors
By Nicole F. Bernier

Four years ago, at age 84, my dad survived a severe stroke. The downside is that during his hospital stay this otherwise fit person was put on a drug regimen and has been taking nine prescription drugs a day ever since.

Pharmacare is for kids too
By Avram Denburg and Steve Morgan

You are the parent of a sick child. You have a limited budget and you must decide to buy the medicine the doctor prescribed for your child or provide food and shelter for your family instead. What do you do?

Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada
By Marc-André Gagnon

When you look at the numbers, it really is surprising that all public employees in Quebec are required to enrol in costly private coverage given that administration costs account for 1.7 percent for Quebec’s public plan, yet 18 percent for private insurers.

Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada
By Marc-André Gagnon

The current patchwork of public and private plans across the country means that Canadians are covered for their prescription drugs based on where they live or work, rather than on their medical needs.


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