August 4, 2017
The Premiers met in Alberta earlier this week and while many other topics were front and centre, health care was still a topic of discussion. The pCPA is now confirming $1.28 B worth of savings from the provinces’ alliance on pricing of brand name and generic drugs as of March 2017. They discussed the need to continue efforts to further reduce the price of drugs to bring Canada in line with many other countries. The premiers will continue discussions with the federal government relating to the establishment of a National Pharmacare Plan for all Canadians.
Also discussed were other rising challenges within health service delivery. There was consent to explore further collaboration through the pCPA regarding the procurement of basic and specialized medical equipment.
For more information, please contact Marla Weingarten, Consultant., The Pangaea Group