Drug Shortage Canada

The High Cost of Low Prescription Drug Prices

Yanick Labrie | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada
Yanick Labrie

Drug shortages remain a source of headache for health professionals throughout the country. Policies that artificially lower prices end up making the production of certain prescription drugs simply unprofitable. In the long run, this situation has the effect of pressuring several pharmaceutical companies to abandon the production of drugs whose profit margins are too small and reallocate their resources to the production of others with a better chance of being profitable. We are missing our target if, by trying to ensure that drugs are safe and sold at low prices, we create shortages.

Harper Supports NDP.. On Drugs

CBC | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics

The House of Commons unanimously supported a motion from the NDP on Wednesday that would require drug companies to report any planned production disru...

Feds Slammed Over Drug Shortages

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Canadian Cancer Society wants federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq to do more to address the urgent issue of drug shortages in the cou...

Drug Shortage Cuts Into B.C. Surgeries

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - B.C. Health Minister Mike de Jong says a shortage of pain killing drugs may result in cancelled elective surgeries if supplies continue to ...

Could Feds Shop Foreign To Ease Drug Shortage?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The federal government says it is working with pharmaceutical companies to address shortfalls in the supply of some prescription drugs, incl...

BC Grappling With Drug Shortage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - Health officials in B.C. are working to deal with a shortage of drugs, including the pain killer morphine, that's the result of problems at...

Drug Shortages Happening More Often -- And Often Without Warning

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Shortages of various prescription drugs are occurring more frequently, but doctors and patients have no way of knowing when a medication wil...

Nationwide Drug Shortage Feared As Major Supplier Cuts Production

CBC | Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada Business

The revelation that a major drugmaker is cutting production at its Quebec plant has ramped up fears among doctors and patients about a critical shorta...