National Pharmacare Program

The Canadian health care system must be restructured such that Canadians have equitable access to evidence-based, effective and medically necessary drugs and the expertise of pharmacists, regardless of their care setting, and regardless of their ability to pay.

CSHP's Position

National Pharmacare: Position Statement (2017)

Background

Medications are a crucial part of preventing and treating illness. Unfortunately there are barriers to their accessibility and appropriate use in Canada. A national pharmacare program and creation a national formulary would go a long way to ensuring that all Canadians have equitable access to safe and effective medically necessary drugs, regardless of where they live.

Key Messages from CSHP

Position Statement

Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Provincial and Territorial Premiers – 2016

Briefs

What's New

Federal Cost of a National Pharmacare Program (September 28, 2017). Government of Canada. Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

Follow-up analysis to "Federal Cost of a National Pharmacare Program" (November 8, 2017). Government of Canada. Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.