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.
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
- National Pharmacare: Position Statement (2017)
- Régime national d’assurance médicaments : Déclaration de principes (2017)
Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Provincial and Territorial Premiers – 2016
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.