A recent paper in Health Policy by Jamie Daw and Steve Morgan reviews the changes in pharmaceuticals policies over a decade (2000-2010). The paper gives a good overview of the trends and changes in policy with regard to drug coverage in
, and presents a follow-up to our own findings in 2009. Canada
Although many provinces are moving toward income-based catastrophic drug coverage, there continue to be differences in the types and amounts of drugs covered, depending on where in
you live. Canada
Federal leadership is needed to protect all Canadians from the high costs of drugs.
To read the abstract: Stitching the gaps in the Canadian public drug coverage patchwork? A review of provincial pharmacare policy changes from 2000-2010.
Shilpi Majumder, Policy Lead, Health Council of