Thursday, February 02, 2006

Victims fight government, too

From the Ottawa Sun:
Doug Emerson says his father would be alive today if the cancer drugs available in other provinces were approved for use in Ontario.

His beliefs are backed by a new study by the Cancer Advocacy Group of Canada which says cancer patients in western Canada are more likely to survive than patients in the east because not as many drugs are approved for use in provinces like Ontario.

In B.C., 21 cancer drugs have been approved compared to only six in Ontario, said the study which was released yesterday. ...more

Can someone remind me why they call Canada's health system "universal health care" with equal access?

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