Universal pharmacare will cut costs and save lives

When it comes to prescription drug coverage, our health system has plenty in common with the United States – and that’s not a good thing

Universal pharmacare will cut costs and save livesFROM OUR ARCHIVES Ed. note: This commentary was originally published Dec. 10, 2016. Most Canadians would agree that those who need potentially life-saving medications should have ready access to them. Yet prescription drug coverage in Canada varies widely depending on where you live, your health status, income and age. It's time for a universal pharmacare program.…

Canada falls woefully short in dealing with superbugs

Why aren’t governments and doctors doing more about superbugs and over-prescribing?

Canada falls woefully short in dealing with superbugsBy Colleen M. Flood and Bryan Thomas University of Ottawa OTTAWA, Ont. April 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ - In 1928, a Petri dish in Alexander Fleming’s lab was accidentally contaminated by a mould spore, leading to the discovery of penicillin and, in time, a revolution in medicine. Almost a century later, that revolution faces a…