Drug spending tops $25 billion

Kondro, Wayne
June 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/19/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 13, p1816
Academic Journal
The article reports on the increase of health care expenditures as of 2006 in Canada. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canadians are projected to have spent $25.2 billion for drugs, including $21.1 billion for prescription medications and $4.1 billion for non-prescription drugs. The report surmises that a range of interrelated factors drive spending increases, including price, the entry of new drugs and volume of drug use.


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