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IamGimli

join:2004-02-28
Canada
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reply to elwoodblues

Re: Premiers agree on bulk drug buying

said by elwoodblues:

Why don't they create a "buying group" that uses the power of 9 provinces (Quebec will no doubt not particpate) and 3 territories to get not just prescription medication, but medical equipment.

Québec doesn't participate because:

A: It has a provincial drug insurance plan; and
B: It has already legislated that generic drug manufacturers cannot sell their drugs to the provincial drug insurance plan at a higher price than the lowest price offered anywhere else in Canada.

So even though Québec did not participate in this specific working group it still sees the benefits.