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Pharmacare

NDP

  • Work with the provinces to expand Medicare to cover prescription drugs, with a $10B/year federal investment.
  • Develop a national strategy to cover drugs for rare diseases.

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Green

  • Expand the Canada Health Act to fully fund a universal pharmacare programme.
  • Create a bulk drug purcahsing agency.
  • Reduce drug patent protection periods.
  • Establish a clear timeline for implementing universal pharmacare, with a Canadian Drug Agency established and a programme covering a list of essential medicines launched in 2022, and a comprehensive programme rolled out by 2025.

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