national drug plan

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National pharmacare poll ignores fiscal reality and alternative plans

Every province already offers drug coverage to social assistance recipients at low or no cost.


8:52AM
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New poll exposes key problems with any national pharmacare plan

Every province offers drug coverage to social assistance recipients at low or no cost.


11:29AM
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National pharmacare will be very expensive and likely unnecessary

Every province offers drug coverage to social assistance recipients at low or no cost.


11:48AM
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All parties should learn from Quebec’s universal prescription drug program

Quebec now has the lowest per capita health costs of any province.


11:25AM
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National pharmacare plan aims to wipe out patient freedom and choice

Under the current system, four-in-five Canadians do not struggle to pay for their medication.


10:26AM
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Canada can learn from Swiss and Dutch drug coverage

Both countries have more physicians, nurses and acute-care beds than Canada.


9:39AM
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Minister of health makes dubious claims about Ottawa’s pharmacare plan

More regulation will likely lead to slower and more limited access to drugs.


11:07AM
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National Pharmacare appears to be regarded by many as a panacea for the woes of the present hodgepodge of provincial drug plans, but some provinces seem to view it as an opportunity to alleviate the strain on their drug budgets.