Canada has the distinction of being the only developed country with a universal health care system that does not include prescription drug benefits for everyone.
Our current fragmented system means higher drug costs for you, and huge profits for Big Pharma.
Vested interests will try to tell you that pharmacare is too expensive. But evidence shows it is the key to affordability and accessibility.
For far too long, Big Pharma has put profits before patients while our government has sat on the sidelines. From the current opioid crisis to the skyrocketing price of drugs, Canada’s pharmaceutical policies don’t serve the best interests of its people.
A universal pharmacare program would improve patient safety, prescribing appropriateness, therapeutic value, evidence-based drug evaluations, clinical trial transparency and drug monitoring, among other initiatives.
We need better medicine, not more medicine.
Canadians know that it is time for change, with 91 per cent of us supporting universal pharmacare.
The missing ingredient? Federal leadership.