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After a 5-year fight to lower drug prices, Ottawa’s pledge quietly falls apart – CBC

What began with a promise to protect Canadians ended with a commitment to support pharmaceutical companies

May 12, 2022

The first clue was the timing — late afternoon before a long weekend.

It’s a classic move for governments to make controversial announcements when fewer people are paying attention.

So when an innocuous-sounding news release from Health Canada about “proceeding with amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations” came out at 5 p.m. on April 14, the eve of the Easter holiday, there were few headlines.

But it was breaking news, because the Trudeau government was announcing the end of a five-year⁠ fight ⁠with the pharmaceutical industry over regulations to lower drug prices.

When the federal health minister explained almost a week later why his government was abandoning reforms that could have saved billions in drug costs, Jean-Yves Duclos cited the industry’s needs⁠ “for research, development and production capacity.”

So what began with a promise to protect Canadians ended with a commitment to support pharmaceutical companies.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/drug-prices-canada-regulations-1.6449265

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