Federal HIV funding boost still falls short of recommendations

According to the federal NDP, the Liberal government has displayed a “lack of leadership” when it comes to meeting HIV targets across the country.

In a statement issued Tuesday, NDP health critic Don Davies noted the funding boost by the Liberals still falls short of the $100 million the 18-organization health coalition campaigned for ahead of the conference. The additional funds are still below the 2003 and 2019 bipartisan recommendations for an annual federal allocation of $100 million to fight HIV/AIDS. 

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Canadian Health Minister Resists Florida’s Plan to Import Cheaper Pharmaceuticals Amidst Concerns Over Drug Supply

NDP MP Don Davies has suggested that the Canadian government should establish a public manufacturer of critical medications and vaccines to ensure the stability of the nation’s drug supply. This move could safeguard against potential shortages and disruptions caused by external factors, such as foreign importation plans.

Federal health minister says he won't allow Florida to 'pillage' the drug supply

NDP MP Don Davies, the party's health critic, said drug shortages have "long been a serious problem in Canada." Citing past shortages of things like EpiPens and children's pain medication, he said Ottawa should establish a "public manufacturer" of critical medications and vaccines.

Davies also said Canada "should not be allowing the export of medicines to the U.S. unless we have a stable supply for domestic use."

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