Rx: National Pharmacare - July 2013

Presented as part of a First Aid Kit for Canadian Health Care at the Council of the Federation July 2013.

As physicians, we confront the daily challenge of seeing patients who cannot afford the medications they need. We see the same patients coming back to us with the same problems in our offices and ERs, due to complications and worsening conditions that arise from not being able to take their medications. We often scramble to find samples to help our patients – a patchwork solution that doesn't always work, and shouldn't be necessary. We know firsthand the difference it would make to have patients who are able to afford their medications: frankly, we’d see a lot less of them - and that’s a good thing. 

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