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Pharmacare report shows government favours ‘incremental,’ ‘middle-course’ approach to reform: observers

By Samantha Wright Allen      

A spokesperson for the health minister says it’s ‘too soon’ to speculate on potential approaches, as the pharmacare advisory council will submit its final report by June.

Dr. Eric Hoskins, who chairs the pharmacare advisory council, made public an interim report on March 6 with three recommendations that some groups say should receive funding in the 2019 budget. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

A government advisory council’s interim pharmacare report released last week was met with cautious optimism by stakeholder groups, as one researcher said it “hints the council is heading in the right direction,” while critics worry it opens the door for Canada to move away from a public system.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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