Pharmacare

  • http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/john-bonnar-audio-blog/2014/08/one-10-canadians-unable-to-fill-their-prescriptions
    Monday, Aug 25 2014
    Check rabble.ca, Canada's leading online news service for the progressive left, for John Bonnar's podcast - an interview with CFNU's President Linda Silas, featuring our new pharmacare report.
  • Wednesday, Aug 20 2014
  • Wednesday, Aug 20 2014
    A Roadmap to a Rational Pharmacare Policy in Canada highlights four practical reforms which would improve our access to prescription drugs. Read full report here . Premiers, a National Pharmacare Plan could save the Canadian health care system $11 billion per year
  • Tuesday, Aug 19 2014
    Pharmacare for all Canadians could save up to $11.4 billion a year by decreasing drug costs and reducing administration fees. Canadians pay artificially inflated prices for both brand-name drugs and generics in order to support the national pharmaceutical sector. But this strategy has not delivered investment or employment in Canada.
  • Thursday, Dec 12 2013
    As you may know, every developed country with a universal health care system provides universal coverage of prescription drugs ... except Canada! This is gap in Canadian "medicare" is costing us dearly. One in ten Canadians cannot afford to fill prescriptions their doctors write for them. Millions of Canadian patients who do fill prescriptions do so at considerable cost to themselves and their families. Canadian physicians have fewer tools and incentives for optimal prescribing than doctors in comparable countries. And...
  • Thursday, Oct 31 2013
    This study finds that the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada will further tilt the balance towards the protection of brand-name drug manufacturers and their profits and away from Canadian consumers—resulting in significantly higher drug costs for Canadians. The study also examines the latest revelations about the tentative trade agreement, and asserts that the CETA will seriously impact the ability of Canadians to afford quality health care.
  • Thursday, Aug 8 2013
  • Wednesday, Jul 24 2013

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