Onward and upward

Kondro, Wayne
June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/17/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 13, p1648
Academic Journal
The article reports on drug spending in Canada. According to the Canadian Institute of Health Information, drug outlays exceed twenty-seven billion dollars in 2007. Spending on drugs increased to 22.5 billion dollars and makes up 16.8 percent of health care spending. Drug spending varies in different areas with Manitoba and British Columbia among those having the lowest spending while New Brunswick and Ontario have the highest. The differences in spending are attributed to drug programs and health care delivery systems. An overview of the report is provided.


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