National Pharmaceutical Strategy's progress comes under scrutiny

Cassels, Alan
November 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/7/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 10, p1194
Academic Journal
The article reviews the report submitted by the National Pharmaceutical Strategy (NPS) Ministerial Task Force, directing pharmaceutical policy formulation in Canada. The report outlines the national approach to drug safety and advocates for a common national formulary and drug pricing and purchasing strategies. An overview of issues related to public health funding, recommendations and criticism by the consumer groups is presented.


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