NAFTA re-negotiations may threaten Canada’s steps toward universal pharmacare

NAFTA re-negotiations may threaten Canada’s steps toward universal pharmacare

Free medicines for rich kids is actually a fair and efficient policy

Free medicines for rich kids is actually a fair and efficient policy

What Canada can learn from Australia on health care

What Canada can learn from Australia on health care

Pharmacare for kids

Pharmacare for kids

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

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

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

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

Why patients at the end of life may not be receiving the best care

Why patients at the end of life may not be receiving the best care

Our healthcare system remains focused on acute – emergency — care and the “therapeutic imperative” to fix everything we can fix when a patient is ill. But when someone is approaching the end of life, this approach may no longer be what the patient and their families need or want most.

Pharmacare is for kids too

Pharmacare is for kids too

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Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada

Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada

In spite of very high expenditures for drug coverage, one in 10 Canadians cannot afford to fill their prescriptions. 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.