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March is Fraud Prevention Month across Canada. Recognize it, Reject it, Report it!

Through a combination of private and public coverage, Canadians enjoy one of the most comprehensive systems of healthcare benefits on the planet. We should rightly be thankful for this privilege, but we should also be careful to ensure that we continue to enjoy it into the future.

03/19/2018

Simply put, “Jordan’s Principle” is a child-first principle calling on the government of first contact to ensure First Nations children can access public services on the same terms as other children. The principle was a result of Jordan River Anderson, who was a First Nations child from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. He was born with complex medical needs that could not be treated on-reserve.

03/05/2018

Why are generic prescription medicines important to the sustainability of drug benefit plans and the overall health-care system?

In Canada, more than 70 percent* of all prescriptions are filled with generic medicines, yet they account for only 22 percent of the $26-billion Canadians spend annually on prescription medicines. On average, more than 1.25 million prescriptions are filled with generic medicines every day in Canada.

07/10/2017

The Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) and its member companies have made it an important priority to be more active in reaching out to the private payer community across Canada. It is our strongly held belief that the generic pharmaceutical industry can do more to support the private payer community in Canada and that there are significant mutual benefits to be achieved through increased cooperation.

06/07/2016

In recognition of National Aboriginal Day, Indigenous Works sheds light on startling statistics and the social determinants of health plaguing Canada’s Indigenous people.

05/24/2016

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