Gail Attara

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BACKGROUND In 2003, British Columbia's PharmaCare programme implemented a drug reimbursement policy called Therapeutic Substitution, which required patients with acid-related diseases, primarily gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), to make a medically unnecessary switch from their prescribed proton pump inhibitor (PPI) to the cheapest available brand(More)
Canada is the only country in the world with a national healthcare plan that does not include drug coverage. Coverage of necessary medications is a patchwork of inconsistent programs that does not always serve the very individuals it was created to help-those patients who need prescribed medicines. Our system needs radical, intuitive changes.
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