Both countries have more physicians, nurses and acute-care beds than Canada.
Forcing manufacturers of high-cost drugs to reduce their prices by up to 80 per cent is unsustainable.
In Alberta, just about everyone under 65 can enroll in the province’s plan.
More regulation will likely lead to slower and more limited access to drugs.
The latest federal budget revealed the Trudeau government’s plan to move forward on national pharmacare.
Unfortunately, the federal government’s track record of creating reliable and accurate data systems is not good.
Canadians can also expect tax hikes to pay for the government drug program.
A national formulary—essentially a list of drugs—is unlikely to match the comprehensive lists covered by private insurance plans.
Cancer drug's use in retinal therapy has been linked with increased risks of stroke and death.