By Nav Persaud Canadian health care, Canadian healthcare, cost of drugs, cost of pharmaceuticals, essential medicines, health care, Health policy, Pharmacare, pharmacare program, Podcasts, policy
Nav Persaud says a national drug plan would save lives, save money, and encourage better prescribing habits. So what are we waiting for? Nav Persaud is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, a physician and associate scientist at St Michael’s Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Toronto. Interview by Neeta das McMurtry for EvidenceNetwork.ca SaveSave
By Kathleen O'Grady drug costs, drugs, generic drugs, Health care reform, Healthcare spending, pharmacare program, prescription drug, prescription drug costs, private insurance
As Canadians, we are proud of our universal healthcare system, which provides publicly-funded essential doctor and hospital care based on need and not ability to pay. Unfortunately, our health system falls short when it comes to prescription medication.