january, 2016

21jan11:00 am- 12:00 pmMoving it forward: universal prescription drug program for Canada


Event Details

Date: January 21, 2016

Time: 11:00-12:00pm

Canada is the only high-income country with a universal health care system that does not include a universal prescription drug program. One in five families is unable to afford their medications, and only the United States pays more per capita for medications than Canada. What are the options for reform, and how much change can we expect after the recent federal election?

Danyaal Raza is a family physician at St. Michael’s Sumac Creek Health Centre, and a Lecturer in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at UofT. He serves on the Executive of Canadian Doctors for Medicare and the Advisory Board of Upstream. Follow him on Twitter, @DanyaalRaza.

To register for this event, please email: CRICHlist@smh.ca with ‘Jan. 21st RSVP’ in the subject heading.

The new federal government’s mandate started on November 4th, 2015. The ‘Centre Talks’ committee from the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital will be exploring some issues related to health and wellbeing and relevant to consider during the new federal government’s first 100 days. To sign up to hear about future Centre Talks events, please email CRICHlist@smh.ca


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