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.
The Unintended Consequences of National Pharmacare Programs: The Experiences of Australia, New Zealand, and the UK
People on social assistance have drug coverage at very low or no cost in every province.
Provinces already employ various programs to assist vulnerable populations with medication costs.