Media Release | October 10, 2017
Quebec spends $200 more per person than the rest of Canada to provide prescription drug coverage to everyone in the province, finds new research that could inform plans for a nationwide universal drug plan.
Media Release | February 27, 2017
Publicly funding essential medicines could cover the cost of nearly half of all prescriptions in Canada, removing financial barriers for Canadians while saving $3 billion per year.
Media Release | June 22, 2016
Canada spends more than $400 million annually on drugs prescribed to seniors even though the medicines should be avoided for older patients, according to new UBC research.
Media Release | May 5, 2016
Nearly one in three B.C. women over age 65 received inappropriate prescription medicines in 2013, according to a UBC study.
Media Release | October 28, 2015
Strong painkillers known as prescription opioids appear to be overprescribed in some regions of B.C., resulting in higher rates of overdose and death, according to a new study from UBC.
Media Release | March 16, 2015
Canada could save $7.3 billion annually with universal public coverage of medically necessary prescription drugs.
Media Release | December 3, 2014
Universal prescription drug coverage would ensure better access, equity and efficiency for seniors, says a study by UBC researchers.
Media Release | December 12, 2013
Canadians are spending less on prescription drugs, according to the latest edition of the Canadian Rx Atlas, but UBC health economists predict the break will be short-lived.
Media Release | April 8, 2013
Health systems worldwide are increasingly negotiating secret price rebates from pharmaceutical companies and Canadians risk losing out on the deal.