National pharmacare plan starts to look attractive for worried businesses

August 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;08/11/98, Vol. 159 Issue 3, p269
Academic Journal
Describes the impact of legislation in Quebec which forced companies to provide prescription drug benefits for all employees. Possibility of a national pharmacare program; Views of Victor Clive, of the Employer Committee on Health Care--Ontario (ECHO); ECHO's member companies; Effects of Quebec's Bill 33; Why pharmacare may be attractive to industry; Growth of prescription drug costs; Drugs under Canadian public health insurance.


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