Comparing access to new drugs in Canada's public drug plans. 2014 Annual Report.

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Author: CHPI Annual Report

It is roughly estimated that as of 2012, 11.3 million Canadians were eligible for coverage under public drug insurance programs, including 10.3 million provincial-territorial residents and nearly 1 million federally insured aboriginal people. The quality of coverage varies significantly between public drug plans. Some jurisdictions provide much better benefits for their publicly insured populations than do other jurisdictions. This study ranks the quality of coverage for new drugs under federal and provincial public drug plans from best to worst.