Vancouver Sun: Canada needs to cure drug spending

Vancouver Sun: Canada needs to cure drug spending

We spend more per capita on pharmaceuticals than most countries, yet many Canadians cannot afford medicine

Vancouver Sun April 4, 2013
By Steve Morgan

Another budget cycle has passed without remedy for the biggest unresolved problem in our health care system. From 1980 to 2010, spending on pharmaceuticals used outside of hospitals in Canada grew more than 15-fold, from just under $2 billion to just over $30 billion. Yes, billion.”

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