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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
Pharmacare for kids Pharmacare for kids
By Avram Denburg and Wendy Ungar

Understanding the opioids crisis in Canada

North America is grappling with an opioids epidemic. British Columbia has even declared a public health emergency because of a significant increase in opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Dr. David Juurlink, Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at …

Facing some unpleasant truths about opioids
By David Juurlink

Over the past year I’ve lost track of how many times the opioid epidemic has, in one incarnation or another (Prince, naloxone, fentanyl, newborns in agonizing withdrawal and so on) found its way onto the front page news.

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?

Canada’s chance to catch up on drug safety for children Canada’s chance to catch up on drug safety for children
By Martin Offringa and Terry P. Klassen

Almost a year has passed since an important report was released on ways Canada needs to improve medicines for children. The report was commissioned by Health Canada and undertaken by the Council of Canadian Academies after many alarms were sounded by experts in the community.

Why employers in Canada waste $5 billion a year on inefficient drug coverage Why employers in Canada waste $5 billion a year on inefficient drug coverage
By Sean O'Brady and Alan Cassels

Tackling the wastefulness of private drug plans would not only increase the disposable income of all Canadians, it would also reduce labour costs and increase the competitiveness of Canadian businesses.

Prescription drug costs hurting Canadians Prescription drug costs hurting Canadians
By Steve Morgan and Danielle Martin

“Without universal pharmacare, many Canadians must choose their jobs – or when to retire – based on availability of prescription drug insurance rather than life and career ambition. This hurts workers, employers and our economy.” Steve Morgan, Professor of Health …

MORGAN_Four things needs to make pharmacare work for Canadians Four things needed to make pharmacare work for Canadians
By Steve Morgan

A growing number of health professionals, patients, community groups and even politicians are calling for national pharmacare. But many Canadians likely wonder what pharmacare is and whether Canada is ready for it.

Why employers in Canada waste 5B a year on inefficient drug coverage Why employers in Canada waste $5 billion a year on inefficient drug coverage
By Alan Cassels and Sean O'Brady

There is certainly a lot of waste in health systems, but one area that seems to have escaped close scrutiny is the waste in private drug plans in Canada. To put it simply, that waste is gut-churning.


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