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.