Monday, September 29, 2008

Layton pledges $1B to help families with prescription drugs

From the Vancouver Province:
NDP Leader Jack Layton is promising $1 billion a year to help patients pay for prescription drugs.

"The cost of prescription drugs is hurting families across Canada," Layton said at BCIT's Burnaby campus Friday morning.

The plan would support patients who spend more than $1,500 annually on medication, and is based on the Romanow report on the future of health care.

Layton also wants to set up a national program to bulk-buy medications, and to replace patent drugs with lower-cost generic drugs. ...more

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