Tag Archives: Big Pharma

Pharmacare: Improving Access to Expensive Drugs

Marc-André Gagnon dispels misconceptions about the benefits of private health insurance plans and argues in favour of a universal model for pharmacare.

Beware: Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads

Andrea Frydl cautions Canadians about the harms of direct-to-consumer advertising for pharmaceuticals and offers advice for health care providers and policy makers.

Responding to the Opioid Epidemic

Matthew Herder considers possible regulatory responses to the opioid epidemic that aim to recover health care costs, compensate survivors, or prosecute pharmaceutical companies.

Using Social Media to Sell Prescription Drugs

Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon and Stanislav Birko consider how direct-to-consumer marketing of prescription drugs using social media might be prevented by amending Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations.

Margaret Lock Offers Dementia’s Realism Instead of Hope

Cynthia Martin writes that unlike cancer’s new push to accelerate treatment (recently launched under the banner Cancer Moonshot2020), there is no Alzheimer’s MoonShot2020.