New policy development system launched by CPhA

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New policy development system launched by CPhA

Pharmacare 2.0 is a four-stage policy development process designed to build a Canadian consensus and restart the pharmacare conversation.

[blockquote style=”center” color=”#0f0e0e” bg_color=”#f5dada” border_color=”#e6d157″]”It’s time to change the pharmacare narrative; governments’ current approach to improving affordability and access to drugs through a singular preoccupation on reducing drug prices does not address the key concerns of Canadians—improving health outcomes and the long- term sustainability of public drug plans,” said Perry Eisenschmid, CEO, Canadian Pharmacists Association. “The focus of CPhA‘s pharmacare initiative is building a sustainable health care system by providing optimal patient-centred care at an affordable price.”[/blockquote]

With effect immediately, the CPhA will undertake conversations with key stakeholders to develop principles, policies and priorities for national pharmacare. The system will use the expertise and first-hand knowledge of pharmacists regarding current barriers to drug therapies.


 


 

The findings from these discussions will fuel the nationwide conversation and advance CPhA’s advocacy efforts through the approaching federal election campaign. It will lead to the formation of a Health Care Consensus Working Group. The group will prepare a national pharmacare model and unveil it in 2016.

 

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