PHARMA

First steps on Pharmacare. “The recommendations in today’s report have the potential to increase access and move to lower costs if implemented alongside a universal, national, public pharmacare program,” said Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress. “The creation of a national drug agency and the development of a comprehensive, evidence-based national drug formulary are significant changes that will move Canada in the right direction,” said Yussuff.  “Delivering this through a pharmacare model designed similarly to Medicare will ensure that everyone, no matter where they live, has access to the medications they need, as they do right now with hospitals and doctors,” he continued. http://canadianlabour.ca/news/news-archive/canadas-unions-welcome-first-steps-pharmacare

Canada has the key to lowering drug prices. Here’s why it won’t be used any time soon https://www.cbc.ca/…/canada-drug-price-patented-medicine-pharmaceutical-industry-…

Universal Pharmacare and Federalism http://irpp.org/research-studies/universal-pharmacare-and-federalism-policy-options-for-canada/

SOHC Letter to the Editor (Similkameen Spotlight)  (Similkameen Spotlight) Too many Canadians can’t afford their medication

Pharma companies could be forced to reveal payments to B.C. doctors https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/pharma-companies-could-be-forced-to-reveal-payments-to-b-c-doctors-

Cities & States Sue Big Pharma Targeting the Firms who Profited from Peddling Addictive Opioids  1.4721673https://bcrhn.ca/2018/06/03/cities-states-sue-big-pharma-targeting-the-firms-who-profited-from-peddling-addictive-opioids/

All Canadians deserve pharmacare, not just MPs
https://bcrhn.ca/2018/02/17/all-canadians-deserve-pharmacare-not-just-mps/