Navigation Links
The private sale of drugs in public hospitals
Date:2/8/2010

Governments are under increasing pressure to provide access to expensive new drugs. Canadian patients who want access to drugs that are not publicly insured are seeking to pay for these drugs within public hospitals, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj081137.pdf.

This analysis by Colleen M. Flood, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Toronto and Lorian Hardcastle, University of Toronto, discusses the debate over whether this policy should change. It looks at the current legislation, policy implications, and a possible Charter challenge.

Every Canadian province has legislation limiting the private sector, which may affect a public hospital's ability to sell drugs.

Those against allowing private payment for drugs in public hospitals suggest this practice would constitute unequal treatment and that it might negatively impact the public system, either by taking clinicians' time away from public patients or by eroding political support for a high standard of care in the public system. Arguments in support of private payment for drugs are centered around safety, access, and liberty.

A patient may successfully claim that these safety concerns violated his or her right to life or security of the person, as set out in the Charter. Government may then have difficulty defending its policy due to a lack of evidence on the negative impact of public hospitals selling insured drugs.

"We conclude that governments should not allow access to uninsured drugs in public hospitals, due to the possible negative effects on the public system," write Lorian Hardcastle, and Colleen Flood.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca
613-520-7116 x2224
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Heartline(R) Fitness Systems Named to Inc. Magazines Inaugural List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in U.S....
2. IRIDEX Announces Closing of $5.0 Million Private Placement
3. Inc. Magazine Reveals Its 26th Annual List of Americas 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies
4. Health Advocate Recognized by Inc. 500 as One of the Nations Fastest Growing Private Companies
5. UNH, state health agency, private industry and NASA to tackle Lyme disease
6. VirtualScopics Announces $4.35 Million Private Placement
7. Largest Privately-Owned Veterinary Practice in the World, Banfield, the Pet Hospital(R), Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
8. New York Times Exposes Harm to Seniors After Private Equity Buyouts of Nursing Homes
9. With the Largest-Ever Buyout of a National Nursing Home Chain Pending ... New York Times Exposes Harm to Seniors After Private Equity Buyouts of Nursing Homes
10. Nunez and Legislators Urged to Oppose Mandatory Purchase of Private Health Insurance
11. Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Phase I Human Trial of Lead Drug Candidate, Trans Sodium Crocetinate (TSC) and Completion of a $4.5 Million Private Placement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... Currently, scientists continue to face fundamental ... disease (AD), which reflects their poor understanding of ... of the disease, especially in its early stages, ... In 2014, after decades that have witnessed ... medicine world, there are still no disease-modifying therapies ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers ... virus in laboratory tests, researchers report. The drug, ZMapp, ... if they didn,t get the medication until five days after ... Ebola who were days or even hours away from death, ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... BCC Research ( http://www.bccresearch.com ) reveals ... AND GLOBAL MARKETS , the global market for blood-brain ... is expected to reach $38.7 million in 2014. This ... 2019, which is equivalent to 64.9% compound annual growth ... (RMT) segment is forecasted to grow at a CAGR ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com ... evaluating many web host suppliers carefully, Top10BestSEOHosting.com is ... are the best web hosting suppliers in 2014. ... old clients with a top-of-the-line shared hosting plan. ... an easy-to-use platform that is affordable, accessible and ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... 01, 2014 Pastor Thompson is an ordained ... Eagle Village. He is a licensed minister through the Church ... past twenty years in New Mexico, Colorado and North Dakota. ... marriage this year. He also has two beautiful daughters, ... in Pastoral Ministry from Nazarene Bible College, in Colorado Springs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Early Stage Minimally Invasive Candidate AD Biomarkers Reviewed in New Study by Biopharm Reports Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Early Stage Minimally Invasive Candidate AD Biomarkers Reviewed in New Study by Biopharm Reports Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 2Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 3Health News:Global Market for Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) Technology to Reach $471.5 Million in 2019; Highest CAGR Growth in Latin American Market With 10.5% 2Health News:Global Market for Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) Technology to Reach $471.5 Million in 2019; Highest CAGR Growth in Latin American Market With 10.5% 3Health News:Why Top10BestSEOHosting.com Calls Them Great Web Hosting Suppliers 2
... cosmetics shows it may have prevented, treated eye infections ... eye makeup worn thousands of years ago by Queen ... used to enhance beauty alone: New research suggests that ... eye disease. , Some ancient Egyptians thought their ...
... ... its’ addition of three exceptional leaders to their management team. Anne Reynolds and ... aboard as the Client Accounting Manager. , ... Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 22, 2010 -- ADVOCATE, the premier ...
... ... identified brain networks damaged in Parkinson’s disease have new evidence that these systems become ... appear to respond in a last ditch attempt to rescue the brain. , ... Manhasset, NY (Vocus) January ...
... Jan. 22 Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. ... execution of a purchase and sale agreement to acquire an ... Georgia for approximately $19,550,000 . The closing of ... The medical office portfolio is 94% leased and is on ...
... Pa. , Jan. 22 ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ... and Steven Bell , Chief Financial Officer, will present at ... 25–27, 2010 in New York City .   , The ... 11:45 am, EST .  Mr. Perlman will also participate in ...
... find , FRIDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Environment ... children,s reading skills, a new study finds. , "We ... learning, but children who come into school with poor ... author Stephen Petrill, a professor of human development and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Explosive Growth Fuels Expansion of ADVOCATE's Management Team 2Health News:Explosive Growth Fuels Expansion of ADVOCATE's Management Team 3Health News:Brain Abnormalities in Parkinson's Patients Develop Before Symptoms Occur, According to Feinstein Scientists 2Health News:Brain Abnormalities in Parkinson's Patients Develop Before Symptoms Occur, According to Feinstein Scientists 3Health News:Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Executes Agreement to Acquire 80,562 Square Foot Medical Office Portfolio Located in Atlanta, Georgia 2Health News:Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Executes Agreement to Acquire 80,562 Square Foot Medical Office Portfolio Located in Atlanta, Georgia 3Health News:ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. to Present at Jefferies 2010 Global Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Environment Crucial to Boosting Child's Reading Skills 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Market Research ... Industry, 2009-2019 is a professional and in-depth market ... Scanner industry . The report firstly reviews the ... classification, application and manufacturing technology. The report then ... Crystallography Scanner listing their product specification, capacity, Production ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 The Competitive Intelligence (CI) function is ... CI leaders who adjust will succeed, and those who ... Best Practices, LLC study CI leaders from 32 biopharmaceutical ... - Use secondary research whenever possible - it,s ... - Internal staff who are creative thinkers provide the ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014  A Boston Scientific ... study on stent removability and preliminary long term ... published in the August issue of the peer-reviewed ... 1 is being conducted in 11 countries ... covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMS) after extended indwell ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 2X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 3X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 4X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 5Using the Competitive Intelligence Function to Drive Better Business Decisions in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 2Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 3Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 4
... EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany , ... for filing the New Drug Application (NDA) for Cladribine Tablets as a ... , , ... Review designation by the FDA, which means the review period for the ...
... , SHANGHAI , July ... WX ) today announced that RiskMetrics Group,s ISS Proxy Advisory ... has recommended that WuXi shareholders vote FOR Charles River,s proposed,acquisition ... Proxy,Governance, previously recommended that WuXi shareholders vote FOR the,transaction. , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:EMD Serono, Inc.: FDA Grants Priority Review to Cladribine Tablets for the Treatment of Relapsing Forms of MS 2EMD Serono, Inc.: FDA Grants Priority Review to Cladribine Tablets for the Treatment of Relapsing Forms of MS 3EMD Serono, Inc.: FDA Grants Priority Review to Cladribine Tablets for the Treatment of Relapsing Forms of MS 4EMD Serono, Inc.: FDA Grants Priority Review to Cladribine Tablets for the Treatment of Relapsing Forms of MS 5ISS Recommends That WuXi Shareholders Vote for Proposed Combination With Charles River 2ISS Recommends That WuXi Shareholders Vote for Proposed Combination With Charles River 3ISS Recommends That WuXi Shareholders Vote for Proposed Combination With Charles River 4ISS Recommends That WuXi Shareholders Vote for Proposed Combination With Charles River 5
Porous foundation 480 series....
Cemented foundation 460 series....
Porous foundation 440 series....
The AcuMatch M-Series modular femoral stem is a unique, innovative three-piece modular stem designed to address even the most complicated of clinical indications....
Medicine Products: