NDP members voted to withdraw support for the Liberal Confidence and Supply Agreement in Parliament if Pharmacare is not implemented. After the vote, what’s next?
Canada has long suffered from a broken pricing regime for prescription drugs. Now is the time for a new regime, one that supports the scientific community, encourages economic development and job creation.
It’s time we stopped being prisoners of foolish economic orthodoxies. A publicly-owned pharmaceutical company always made sense – and does so now more than ever.
As the federal government thinks about how to fill the holes in our social safety net that the pandemic has revealed, the creation of universal Pharmacare should be top of the priority list.
The growing call for universal drug coverage stems from the realization that Canadians should be able to take medications as prescribed, regardless of their financial situation.