NAFTA Negotiations Threaten Canada’s Push for Universal Pharmacare

NAFTA re-negotiations may impact Canada’s push for Universal Pharmacare. U.S. trade negotiators favour the interests of pharmaceutical manufacturers over government and consumers. In the 1980s, the U.S. pharmaceutical industry successfully lobbied the U.S. government to make the elimination of early generic drug competition in Canada part of the Canada-U.S. free trade agreement. In the 1990s, The Read more about NAFTA Negotiations Threaten Canada’s Push for Universal Pharmacare[…]

Quebec Implementing Single Purchaser for Generic Drugs

Summary of the Globe and Mail article Quebec expects to save millions with overhaul of generic-drug purchasing process Quebec will seek competitive bids from companies for exclusive supply contracts for generic prescription drugs In Quebec, pharmacists were often rebated up to 45 per cent of the price from the drug companies – fees that are Read more about Quebec Implementing Single Purchaser for Generic Drugs[…]

Canadian Drug Companies Conflict of Interest in Clinical Practice Guidelines

Summary of the Globe and Mail Article The pressure of Big Pharma Financial conflicts of interest are commonplace on guideline committees; 46% of the panelists involved in nine guideline documents received funding from companies that might benefit from a positive mention of their drugs In 3 cases, more than 75 per cent of the panelists Read more about Canadian Drug Companies Conflict of Interest in Clinical Practice Guidelines[…]

Canadian Drug Companies Payments to Doctors and Health-Care Organizations

Summary of the Globe and Mail article Canadian drug makers assailed for lack of transparency over payments Ten large Canadian drug companies paid $48 million to doctors and health-care-organizations in 2016 The payment disclosure was voluntary and was an aggregate number; critics say this is not transparent and meaningless Only 10 of the 45 members Read more about Canadian Drug Companies Payments to Doctors and Health-Care Organizations[…]

PharmaCare Forum

A very successful PharmaCare Form was held in Vancouver Quadra on May 26th 2017. This event was sponsored by the Quadra Granville Seniors Group; a group that works with seniors and the community to influence all levels of government to develop and implement supportive policies for seniors. The Forum was attended by 90 people from Read more about PharmaCare Forum[…]

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