Provincial experiments aim to lower public drug plan costs

Silversides, Ann
September 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/1/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 5, pE80
Academic Journal
The article discusses the efforts of western provinces and territories to establish a joint prescription drug buying plans in Canada. It states that the different governments across the country are taking actions to address the plan including direct deals with drug companies, negotiations with pharmacy associations as well as revising drug laws and regulations. Insights on the actions taken by provincial governments on drug buying are presented. INSET: Government prescription drug deals "anything but transparent".


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