Pharmacare

  • Tuesday, Oct 18 2016
    Tuesday October 18, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Today, as federal, provincial and territorial health ministers continue to negotiate a new Health Accord, Canada’s nurses call on all governments to focus on what is at stake for Canadians and for the future of health care in this country. “From what we are hearing from the current negotiations, it is being presented as an ‘either-or’ proposition,” said Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) President Linda Silas. “Nurses know that the answer is...
  • Friday, Aug 5 2016
    Summary of CFNU’s Council of the Federation Breakfast Briefing : Filling the Prescription – the Federal Role within a National Pharmacare Program Whitehorse, Yukon - July 21, 2016 The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions hosted a briefing for provincial premiers at the annual Council of the Federation meeting. The breakfast meeting entitled Filling the Prescription – the Federal Role within a National Pharmacare Program featured presentations by UBC Professor, Dr. Steven Morgan, a founder of Pharmacare 2020 , and George...
  • Thursday, Jul 21 2016
    The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) presents case for making pharmacare a part of our complete Canadian public health care system at breakfast meeting in Whitehorse. Thursday July 21, 2016 (Whitehorse, YT) – Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) will host Canada’s premiers for a breakfast meeting entitled “Filling the Prescription – the Federal Role within a National Pharmacare Program” during the Council of the Federation meetings in Whitehorse, Yukon. The breakfast meeting will feature Dr. Steve...
  • Thursday, Jun 2 2016
    Filling the Prescription: The Case for Pharmacare Now Click here to read the Parliamentary Breakfast Summary On May 31, 2016, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) hosted a breakfast meeting on Parliament Hill, entitled Filling the Prescription: The Case for Pharmacare Now (Provincial and Expert Perspectives) . Members of Parliament, Senators and a wide range of health and labour stakeholders came together to hear expert speakers make the compelling case for Canada’s implementing a universal pharmacare program as the...
  • Friday, Feb 12 2016
    THis weekend support this simple campaign to celebrate the benefits of universal pharmacare for Canada in a fun, good-spirited way. All you need to do is post your “Pharmacare Valentine” to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Below are examples and some (optional) images that would go along with them. As you know, the federal, provincial, and territorial health ministers agreed to strike a Pharmacare Working Group when they met in Vancouver. There is no reason to believe they will not...
  • National Newswatch
    Tuesday, Jan 19 2016
    Shortly after the federal election I joined over 300 health professionals and academics in signing an urgent open-letter to Prime Minister Trudeau. Canada’s Nurses were proud to join this call for federal leadership in pharmaceutical coverage with the hope that a new government would redress the costly neglect of the past decade. This week the country’s health ministers gather in Vancouver and the outcome of that meeting will signal the direction of health care for the next generation, including answering...
  • Regina Leader-Post
    Tuesday, Jan 12 2016
    We asked two Saskatchewan experts to say why they believe Canada needs a national pharmacare program. Dr. Ryan Meili, a Saskatoon family doctor I watched a woman break into tears of joy in my office. She had just moved to Saskatchewan and is struggling financially. She needs medication for a chronic illness, but was suffering without it because she couldn’t afford the prescription. When I managed to find a way to get her a month’s worth for free, she was...
  • Thursday, Oct 29 2015
    Momentum has been building for national pharmacare for the past year, write Roy Romanow and Greg Marchildon. See full article here .

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