Monday, April 17, 2006

Ontario drug-system overhaul targets cost

From the Globe and Mail:
A sweeping overhaul of Ontario's drug system would see pharmaceutical companies banned from paying secret rebates to pharmacists, patients getting faster access to breakthrough drugs and more brand-name products being replaced with cheaper generic versions.

The provincial government introduced legislation yesterday aimed at ensuring consumers have access to drugs at reasonable prices while curbing rising costs that it says threaten the province's entire public health-care system. ...more

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