Saturday, August 10, 2013


As you are aware the COC supports the expansion of Medicare to include a national Pharmacare program. Canadian Doctors for Medicare talk about the need for such a program in this press release.

August 7, 2013
VIDEO: Why doctors care about Pharmacare
TORONTO – Doctors are adding their voices to the growing call for a national
Pharmacare program with the release of Canadian Doctors for Medicare’s new
video, “Why doctors care about Pharmacare.”
“We know that medications are an essential, sometimes lifesaving, part of the
treatment that Canadians need when they’re coping with an illness,” said Dr.
Monika Dutt, chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare. “But we also know that
many of the patients we see every day can’t afford the treatment they need to
stay healthy, and to avoid coming back to our offices and emergency rooms.”
The video features doctors telling the real stories of the challenges they face with
their patients when affordable medications are out of reach. You can also click on
a doctor at the end of the video to hear more about his or her personal
Why doctors care about Pharmacare can be found on YouTube here:
Alissa Von Bargen
Office: 416-351-3300
Cell: 647-230-9164

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