Why Pharmacare plans keep stalling in Canada – even as research suggests billions in savings

Apr 06, 2022

Liberal-NDP agreement could mean Canada Pharmacare Act by end of 2023, bulk purchasing plan by 2025

While the federal Liberals have pledged to make progress toward a national pharmacare program through a recent deal with the NDP, health care advocates warn those efforts are moving too slowly — putting people’s health at risk and taking a financial toll on Canada’s hospital system.

The government recently announced a “supply-and-confidence” agreement that could see the Liberals stay in power until 2025 in exchange for action on several NDP priorities, including dental care and pharmacare programs.

But there’s little to suggest drug access will be a major focus in the latest federal budget expected on Thursday.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/pharmacare-stalling-despite-billions-savings-1.6409312?cmp=rss

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