Navigation Links
Is the Drug Plan, Favoring Politicians?

A new study has shown the disparity in drug plans between politicians and the common man. The finding has revealed that bureaucrats enjoy a complete coverage, whilst the common Canadian gets// only a partial cover under the public drug plan.

Canada's Association for the Fifty Plus, a formidable body, that takes the cause of seniors forward, spearheaded a study, which drew a comparison between the prescription drug plans of elected and public officials, with that of public drug plans in British Columbia and Ontario. The plans supervised by the federal government for aboriginals, veterans and soldiers also came under the purview of the study.

Nearly 73 drugs which have been approved by Health Canada are awaiting the recommendations of the Common Drug Review (CDR). Of the 73 drugs, the CDR has recommended that 28 drugs come for coverage under the public drug plan. The point CARP is making, is that the politicians in both provinces can avail complete reimbursement for all 73 drugs.

CARP is worried that crucial medicines for the senior lot do not form part of the public drug plan - especially medicines for neuropathic pain, Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration and diabetes. It is disconcerting to note that these medicines have not been recommended for inclusion by the CDR.

Lillian Morgenthau, president of CARP, said, “Ideally, we would like to have all drugs which are approved by Health Canada to be covered by provincial and federal drug plans. However, failing that, it is simply unacceptable that there isn't even full coverage of the 28 drugs recommended by the government's own Common Drug Review. We believe Canadians deserve better and are owed an answer."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Public Interest Litigation Filed Favoring Mineworkers Against Silicosis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/23/2017)... & Seattle, WA (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... health emergency and now estimates that there could be four million Zika-related cases in ... epidemics to date with numbers of US cases reported per year skyrocketing to an ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Virginia (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... public health services to their communities, 16 more public health departments have been ... week’s decisions bring another 4.5 million people into the expanding network of communities ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... MN (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... The ... internet and WiFi connectivity are making a huge impact on businesses and individual consumers ... Institute estimates the IoT will have a value anywhere from $4 trillion to $11 ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... families and businesses of the Norwalk and Vermillion areas, celebrates the newest ... (N.O.R.A.) is a nonprofit, community-based substance abuse prevention and peer recovery support ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The ... from the NCQA. The accreditation covers StayWell’s asthma, coronary artery disease, congestive heart ... granted to organizations that have excellent programs for the delivery and improvement of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... and the William Sansum Diabetes Center have established a ... affected by diabetes through enhanced research, education and care. ... cardiovascular disease bears a disproportionate weight on Latino families ... David Kerr , M.D., FRCPE, director of Innovation ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 ... and Healthcare disease pipeline guide Primary Hyperoxaluria - ... the Primary Hyperoxaluria (Genito Urinary System And Sex ... rare condition characterized by recurrent kidney and bladder ... substance called oxalate. Symptoms include blood in the ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Digital Pharmacist Inc. ... ), a rapidly growing digital health company, announced ... app that allows patients to manage their prescriptions. ... such as Denver Health Pharmacy, USave Pharmacy and ... helps Digital Pharmacist accelerate its product development schedule, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: