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Pan-Canadian Pharmacare

Rallying the HIV and hepatitis C communities for equitable and timely access to treatment 

No matter what people call it - pharmacare, a national drug plan, a public medicines plan - we’re all talking about the same thing. We need equitable, affordable and timely access to life-saving treatments. CTAC believes that everybody, regardless of economic means, should have access to life-saving drugs.

Since 1996, CTAC has been advocating for equitable access to treatment for people living with HIV in Canada. We believe that a pan-Canadian drug plan is essential to making access to treatment, care and support a reality for people living with HIV and HIV/hepatitis C co-infection. Pan-Canadian pharmacare will reduce illness and death among people living with and at risk of HIV and HIV/hepatitis C co-infection, and has the potential to stem the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C.

There are more than 71,000 people in Canada living with HIV, of whom 25% are unaware they are infected. And over 225,000 people have chronic hepatitis C, of whom 44% are undiagnosed.[1],[2]

An increasing number of coalitions and organizations are leading and joining campaigns to engage the public and political leaders in the movement to create a national drug plan. CTAC is also engaged in this campaigning.  We are a member of the Best Medicines Coalition and have endorsed the campaign4nationaldrugcoverage.ca. We will play a leadership role in informing, listening to, and mobilizing the community-based HIV and hepatitis C movements in Canada.     logo calling for national pharmacare  

Recent Pharmacare Headlines

New report: Coverage for new medicines in Canada’s public drug plans, 2015Mark Rovere ; Brett J Skinner 

Ontario Releases Summary of Minister’s Roundtable on Pharmacare

Pharmacare should be at the top of Trudeau’s agenda Danyaal Raza Steve Morgan 

The time has come for universal pharmacare - Roy Romanov and Greg Marchildon

Pharmacare is finally within reach: Goar - by Carol Goar

What's next for prescription drug coverage in Canada?  - Steve Barnes

Opinion: Time to end haphazard pharmacare coverage  - Aidan Hollis

 

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Other campaigns or supporters of national pharmacare


CACHC   

PHARMACARE2020

Best Medicines Coalition

Canadian Doctors for Medicare

The Canadian Health Coalition   

Health Care Canada  

The CD Howe Institute  

YouthCO  

CTAC

Unifor

VoteforCare.ca


Contact terry2@ctac.ca for more information