World Congress of Gastroenterology

World Congress of Gastroenterology

September 11, 2005 11:16 ET

WOCG 2005-Prescription Drug Therapy in Canada: Is Universal Coverage Possible?

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 11, 2005) - Eleven percent (11%) of the Canadian population is at risk of significant financial hardship from high prescription drug expenses paid out of their own pockets. Senator Michael J. Kirby, Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Sciences and Technology proposed a catastrophic drug plan in its reportThe Health of Canadians - The Federal Role.

CAN Canadians afford such a plan?

What would be the cost for the federal and provincial governments?
Senator Michael J. Kirby is in Montreal today to explain this plan.

Who? Michael J. Kirby

When? Sunday, September 11, in the afternoon

Where? Palais des congres de Montreal

Contact Information

    Pierre Bouchard
    (514) 951-7516 (cell.)