Improvements in health-care services must accompany any increase in federal money

Provincial and territorial health ministers met recently in Toronto to discuss “several key areas” including the affordability and accessibility of pharmaceutical drugs. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s minister of health and long-term care, who chaired the meeting, is quoted as saying “Provincial and territorial ministers are united in their commitment to strengthen health care for Canadians in the face of emerging challenges.”The ministers are also reported to be reaffirming their commitment to work together and with the federal government, which joined the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA)―the pCPA conducts joint provincial and territorial price negotiations for brand name drugs―last year, to address

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