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Canada’s pharmacists call for universal drug coverage

Canada’s pharmacists call for universal drug coverage

While many Americans are bewildered over the future of their health and pharmacy benefits, the call for universal drug coverage has been sounded in Canada. Earlier this month, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) presented a plan — dubbed PharmAccord — that it said would enable governments to provide universal drug coverage to all Canadians, ensure

Study touts savings of Rx-to-OTC switches

Study touts savings of Rx-to-OTC switches

OTTAWA — More than $1 billion could be saved by the Canadian health care system and economy by switching three categories of drugs from prescription to over-the-counter, new research finds. Consumer Health Products Canada said the Rx-to-OTC savings from these medications — proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for frequent heartburn and indigestion, oral contraceptives and erectile