pharmacare

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Prescription Drugs

People on social assistance have drug coverage at very low or no cost in every province.


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Prescription drugs in Canada—target those who need help

Provinces already employ various programs to assist vulnerable populations with medication costs.


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Insurance companies are the principal beneficiaries of Ontario’s new publicly-funded pharmacare program.


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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.


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Last week, to great fanfare and much media attention across the country, the Canadian Medical Association Journal announced the publication of a new study trumpeting the great benefits Canada would accrue by going ahead with national government funded pharmaceutical drug coverage.