Friday, November 03, 2006

Ontario battling drug firms

From the Globe and Mail:
Generic drug manufacturers have threatened to cut the supply of up to 150 medications to Ontario's drug benefit plan -- including antidepressants and a drug to control heart arrhythmia -- in an escalating price dispute with the provincial government.

Legislation designed to curb drug costs, which came into effect Oct. 1, has reduced the prices that the Ministry of Health pays pharmacies for generic drugs by more than 20 per cent in some cases. ...more

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