Mr. André Picard,The Globe and Mail

Universal coverage of prescription drugs – pharmacare – has been discussed for more than half a century in Canada. Now, it is finally on the political agenda. But what do we mean by pharmacare? Is it essential or unaffordable in today’s economic environment?

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • enhance their knowledge of Canada’s medicare system, and how pharmacare would fit;
  • discuss the expectations and hopes of the public, clinicians and policy-makers for pharmacare; and
  • examine how pharmacare could impact those with breathing disorders like COPD and asthma specifically.