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Tuesday, 4 September, 2007

Alberta won't follow Ontario's lead on pharma-policy

Health Minister Dave Hancock (right) tells the Calgary Herald that although Alberta needs a drug-costs reform plan, he :

"We're looking at other models across the country. I'm not satisfied the Ontario model will do the trick."
He says possible solutions include expanding the bulk-buying strategy (agreed upon with BC recently) and reducing the price of generics.

Alberta's reforms could be implemented as early as this fall, reports the Herald.

For some background on Bill 102, see , when the law came into effect.

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