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Canada needs a National Public Drug Plan for All

Canada remains the only country in the world with a universal health care system that doesn’t include prescription medication. Three million Canadians are unable to afford their prescription medication and 9 in 10 Canadians support having a National Public Drug Plan to provide universal access to prescription drugs.

Show your support for a National Public Drug Plan by signing this parliamentary petition. The petition is open for signature until July 13, 2017, at 3:15 p.m. (EDT) and will be presented in the House of Commons if it receives a minimum of 500 signatures.

What is a National Public Drug Plan?

  • A national public drug plan would provide prescription drugs to everyone in a fair and equal manner, with oversight and some funding by the federal government.
  • Drug prices would be negotiated at the national level. With the power to provide access to the whole population of 36 million people, we could achieve up to $11 billion in savings.
  • A national drug agency would improve drug safety by providing independent, accurate information to doctors, independent analysis of new drugs and a national database to track adverse reactions.

Canada can do better

  • Canada is the only country with universal health care that does not include drugs.
  • Canada is far behind. Many countries introduced national public drug plans in the 1940s at the same time as their public health coverage.

Let’s ensure everyone has access to the medicines they need. Sign the parliamentary petition here.

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