10/05/2014 12:41 EDT | Updated 12/05/2014 05:59 EST

Bullet points from nurses' unions pharmacare study

OTTAWA - Conclusions from a study by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions on pharmacare about the current Canadian drug coverage system:

1. It is inefficient: it does not adequately cover the entire Canadian population.

2. It is inequitable: many must pay amounts disproportionate to their income in order to get medications.

3. It is wasteful: we pay too much, needlessly, for patented or generic drugs.

4. It is unsustainable: we are unable to contain the cost increases.

Source: Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, https://nursesunions.ca/sites/default/files/pharmacare_report.pdf