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Canada Could Save Over a Billion by Switching Some Medications from Prescriptions to Over-The-Counter

Ottawa, March 9, 2017—A new Conference Board of Canada report estimates that switching three prescription drug classes to over-the-counter (OTC) medications could represent a cost savings of $1.0 billion annually for Canadians, Canada’s health care system, insurance providers, and employers combined. “Removing the need to obtain a prescription from a

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