Federal and provincial governments currently give pharmaceutical companies tax breaks and subsidies to encourage them to devote more of their budgets to developing new drugs.
Health policy experts are pushing for changes to the federal government’s system of funding the research and development of new pharmaceuticals in the hopes of making drugs that are necessary to patients’ health more affordable.
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A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.
Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner