Nav Persaud is a family physician in Toronto and assistant professor at the University of Toronto.
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The feds promised meaningful health care changes, but they keep bowing to industry pressure
A pattern is emerging: the government studies an issue for more than a year, finds a solution that will improve access to medicines and lower costs, then cancels any real change when industry objects.
Canada should launch a criminal investigation into the marketing of OxyContin
For now, Canada has left it to the victims of the opioid crisis to seek their own justice, which they have attempted to do through a class-action lawsuit.
An 'essential medicines' list could ensure all Canadians have access to the drugs they need
A short list of medicines could actually help us save money by focusing competition on a small number of products, purchased in larger quantities.