Canada’s pharmacare showdown

The lack of progress on the Government’s promise to create a national program for universal access to drugs risks a political crisis. Dr. Nav Persaud‘s research was recently featured in The Lancet report discussing this.

“Nav Persaud, a family physician who is a Canada Research Chair in Health Justice at the University of Toronto, says that physicians across Canada struggle to help patients who cannot afford drugs, which creates obstacles to achieving good treatment outcomes for millions of patients. Persaud’s research has shown that access to low-cost drugs increases treatment adherence and yields substantial subsequent savings for Canada’s provincial, territorial, and federal universal-access health-care systems.”

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