Research impact: Expert panel calls for $15B universal pharmacare

An advisory council set up by the Liberals proposed a national project to implement a universal public program for prescription drugs. Our first-of-its-kind research was endorsed and cited in the report as as a key resource and starting point for major pharmaceutical policy reform in Canada. In the years that followed, we continued to advance the pharmacare debate in Canada by proving that if everyone in Canada could access essential medications free of charge, it would not only improve the country’s health overall, but would save the health-care system billions of dollars.