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December 2018

White Paper – National pharmacare

In February 2018, the federal government announced in its budget the creation of an Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. In a discussion paper published in June 2018, the council identified three key issues:

  • Canadians do not have equal access to prescription drugs
  • Prescription drug costs are rising sharply
  • An increasing number of high-cost drugs are entering the market

In Normandin Beaudry’s White Paper, our experts responded to these issues, based on four guiding principles: access, cost stability, public-private mix and efficiency.

The Advisory Council’s recommendations will be released in spring 2019. In the meantime, Normandin Beaudry will share its position with decision-makers and will continue to assist its clients in getting the most out of this matter. Call us!

 

Download the White Paper