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Bryan Thomas

Research Associate, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa

Bryan Thomas is a Research Associate at the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa.
Ontario Must Think Like A Business To Keep Youth Pharmacare Costs

Ontario Must Think Like A Business To Keep Youth Pharmacare Costs Down

The Ontario Liberals have just announced a pharmacare plan targeted at youths aged 25 and under which will provide full coverage for a wide range of prescription drugs. This is welcome news, to be sure. But we must ensure that policies enacted today carry forward to the longer-term goal of equitable and cost-effective health care.
05/10/2017 05:11 EDT
European-Style, Two-Tier System Won't Save Canadian Health

European-Style, Two-Tier System Won't Save Canadian Health Care

The physicians involved in the Cambie trial protest that they have only medicare's best interests at heart. They point to the many western "European" nations that have two-tier health systems which are purportedly the envy of the world. Unfortunately, it's not that simple.
11/02/2016 01:21 EDT
Canada Needs A National Strategy To Tackle The Rise Of

Canada Needs A National Strategy To Tackle The Rise Of 'Superbugs'

In the arms race between germs and medicine, the global community has two complementary strategies at its disposal: First, we can develop new antimicrobials, and secondly, we can slow the emergence of resistant strains through judicious use of current antimicrobials.
03/29/2016 01:32 EDT
Canada Should Modernize Not Privatize Our Health-Care

Canada Should Modernize Not Privatize Our Health-Care System

We desperately need universal coverage for a full array of health care goods and services -- pharmaceuticals, mental health services, home care and out-of-hospital diagnostics. Canada is unique among OECD countries in the paucity of what it covers on a universal basis despite falling in the top quartile of countries in levels of per capita health spending.
12/16/2015 01:13 EST