Thursday, March 01, 2007

New approach to reviewing cancer drugs starts March

From CBC News:
A new cancer drug review process begins its pilot project in Canada on Thursday in all provinces and territories except Quebec.

The provinces pay for most cancer drugs, with each one doing its own review and deciding on when and if to pay for a medication.

Given the high price of some new drugs, many provinces will only pay under special circumstances or not at all, resulting in a patchwork of coverage, said Dr. Tony Fields, vice-president of medical affairs for the Alberta Cancer Board in Edmonton. ...more

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