The federal government has struck an advisory committee on pharmacare, which would see the government cover prescription drugs. Opponents argue that it would be a blank cheque for big pharma, while proponents say the government would be able to negotiate lower prices with companies.
It will be chaired by Eric Hoskins, who was Ontario’s health minister under Premier Wynne, as part of the government that was stripped of official party status two weeks ago.
The committee will consult with provinces, indigenous leaders, experts, and citizens, before presenting recommendations to the federal government next spring.
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