Liberals side with Big Pharma while Canadians struggle to get by « Canada’s NDP

April 21, 2022 at 6:15 am  Federal, Politics

NDP Health Critic Don Davies issued the following statement:

“Today’s news reveals that Liberals are backing down on drug price reforms that would make life-saving medication more affordable for Canadians. While many Canadians are forced to make the difficult choice between buying their medication or putting food on the table, the Liberals choose to protect the interests of large, profitable pharmaceutical companies.

New Democrats have long called on the government to bring our drug prices into line with other countries. The reality is that federal policy keeps drug prices high for Canadians already struggling to get by with the rising cost of living. The lack of courage of the Liberals to stand up to Big Pharma means millions of Canadians will continue to go without the medication they need. This must change. No Canadian should ever go without the medicine they need.

New Democrats have used our power to secure a commitment from the federal government to pass a Canada Pharmacare Act by the end of next year – something which the Liberals voted against just a year ago. We’ll continue fighting to make sure our healthcare system includes universal, public pharmacare and for better pharmaceutical policy in Canada.”

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