Friday, February 03, 2006

Wealthy Alberta lags in access to cancer drugs

From the Saskatoon Star Phoenix:
Despite the province's prosperity, cancer patients in Alberta have only "modest access" to new cancer drugs compared to people in other parts of Canada, according to a study by a national cancer watchdog group.

The Cancer Advocacy Coalition also says provincial differences in access to life-enhancing drugs could be contrary to the spirit of the Canada Health Act, and calls for a national strategy to improve access for cancer patients across Canada. ...more

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