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National pharmacare not the answer to drug affordability: CLHIA head

A national pharmacare plan is not the solution to Canadians’ drug cost woes, believes CLHIA head Stephen Frank.

Last week, a report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) on universal coverage for prescription medication estimated annual savings of $4.2 billion.

Using Quebec’s current drug plan as a baseline, the PDO believes the additional cost to the federal government would be $19 billion annually.
 

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