UBC experts on B.C. Supreme Court ruling against legalizing private health care
B.C. Supreme Court has ruled against legalizing private healthcare today following a landmark trial that lasted three-and-a-half years and involved more than 100 witnesses.
Sep 10, 2020
UBC experts on federal government announcement on drug pricing changes
The federal government has announced changes to drug prices in a step towards national Pharmacare.
Aug 9, 2019
NDP pharmacare plan sets a new standard
The Star mentioned Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, in an article about national pharmacare.
Apr 8, 2019
Pharmacare panel offers no prescription for how the new program would work
The Globe and Mail mentioned Steve Morgan, a health economist at UBC, in an article about the government’s report on pharmacare.
Mar 11, 2019
Pharmacare advisor denies eight-page interim report a deflection from Butts testimony
The National Post spoke to Steve Morgan, a professor of health policy at UBC, in an article about claims that a report on pharmacare was being used to deflect attention away […]
Mar 7, 2019
Are low-priced drugs becoming an endangered species?
CBC’s Second Opinion spoke to Steve Morgan, a health economist at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, about the increased use of patented drugs.
Feb 27, 2019
Singh unveiled his Pharmacare plan today. A UBC expert says it could save us billions
Burnaby Now spoke to Steve Morgan, a professor at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, about the Pharmacare plan unveiled by Jagmeet Singh.
Feb 7, 2019
Elliott refuses to say whether Ontario government will expand private delivery of health-care services
The Globe and Mail mentioned Steve Morgan, a health economist at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, in an article about the privatization of health-care services.
Feb 4, 2019
B.C. reduces or eliminates PharmaCare deductibles for many low-income families
The Vancouver Sun mentioned a study by UBC’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research director Steve Morgan, which found that B.C. seniors were poorly served by income-based PharmaCare coverage. […]
Jan 7, 2019
Ontario to examine pharmaceutical firms’ payments to doctors
Steve Morgan, a public health professor at UBC, spoke to the Globe and Mail for an article about pharmaceutical firms paying doctors. He discussed the potential for a conflict of […]
Oct 23, 2018
A lesson for Canada: Quebec pharmacare system creates winners and losers
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.
Oct 10, 2017
Universal public coverage of essential medicines would improve access, save billions
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.
Feb 27, 2017
Canada spends over $400 million on medicine that harms seniors
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.
Jun 22, 2016
Elderly women more likely to be overprescribed prescription drugs: UBC study
Nearly one in three B.C. women over age 65 received inappropriate prescription medicines in 2013, according to a UBC study.
May 5, 2016
Opioid overdoses linked to higher prescription rates in B.C.
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.
Oct 28, 2015
Universal public drug coverage would save Canada billions
Canada could save $7.3 billion annually with universal public coverage of medically necessary prescription drugs.
Mar 16, 2015
Universal prescription drug coverage more cost-effective, improves seniors’ health outcomes: study
Universal prescription drug coverage would ensure better access, equity and efficiency for seniors, says a study by UBC researchers.
Dec 3, 2014
Canadian Rx atlas maps billions in savings – for now
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.
Dec 12, 2013