Aug 20, 2012
By Michael Kramer
There should be a national drug plan to manage Canada’s prescription drug supply.
That’s the demand from editorials in two leading journals.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal and the Canadian Pharmacists Journal say the federal government needs to take the lead – to ensure patients can get the drugs they need.
Unpredictable shortages of many critical medications have experts calling for Ottawa to make it mandatory for drugmakers to report impending drug shortages instead of relying on a voluntary system.