"There are millions of people who are without the vital drugs they need because drug costs are so high. Not everyone can afford private coverage, especially young people, workers in precarious jobs, the unemployed and seniors; we need a system that is there for everyone." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Implementing National Pharmacare is a must, the Trudeau government's own advisory panel says so in its interim report. Politics must not get in the way of doing the right thing for the country the government must commit to act." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Nova Scotia government bows to pressure by seniors and advocates to halt changes to its Seniors' Pharmacare Program.
Nova Scotia Health Minister Leo Glavine had been invited last November to contribute to the study given his prominent role in advocating for prescription drug reform. The committee is looking at possible government intervention for reducing the problem of prescription drug abuse.