Fraser Forum

Health Care

9:54AM
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Ottawa postpones short-sighted drug-pricing regulations

Planned changes would likely result in fewer new and innovative drugs available to Canadians.


11:44AM
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U.S. COVID experience highlights risks of centralized management of health care

The mortality rate per 1 million U.S. residents was 196 compared to 30.5 worldwide.


2:40PM
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COVID creating a backlog of cancelled elective surgeries in Canada

Treatable conditions may turn into more permanent debilitating conditions.


11:11AM
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Private health insurance, not government bureaucracy, spurs health-care innovation

In Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom, private insurance allows patients a wider choice of providers and faster access to health care.


11:41AM
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Is Ottawa competent enough to design an efficient and effective national pharmacare program?

A national formulary—essentially a list of drugs—is unlikely to match the comprehensive lists covered by private insurance plans.


8:57PM
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Private sector helping address physician scarcity in the U.S.

A 1991 report recommended a 10 per cent reduction in medical school enrolment in Canada.


12:32PM
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Pharmacare ‘cost-savings’ should not trump appropriate drug use

Cancer drug's use in retinal therapy has been linked with increased risks of stroke and death.


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