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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 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

Canadians don’t like to hear this, but when it comes to pharmaceuticals, our health insurance system has plenty in common with the United States – and that’s not a good thing

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 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

Many Canadians have no drug insurance whatsoever and one in five Canadians now report that someone in their household is not taking their prescription medicine due to concerns about costs.

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 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.

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 …

Ontario spends more than $11 billion a year on prescription Why an income-based drug plan is harmful to Ontario seniors
By Steve Morgan

Ontario spends $11-billion per year on prescription drugs. Nearly half of this is spent on medicines used by senior citizens, a group that receives public subsidies for nearly all of their prescription drug costs in Ontario.

High Cost of Healthcare Prescription drug costs hurting Canadians
By Danielle Martin and Steve Morgan

Health Ministers from across Canada will gather in Banff to discuss issues of common interest and explore opportunities to work together. Pharmacare — a program that would see all prescription drug costs covered through a publicly funded system instead of out-of-pocket — will almost certainly be on the agenda.

Comment un régime d’assurance-médicaments national relancerait l’économie canadienne How a national drug plan can boost the Canadian economy
By Marc-André Gagnon

Canadians pay among the highest costs per capita among OECD countries for prescription drugs, with one Canadian out of 10 unable to fill their prescriptions because of financial reasons.