Liberals say pharmacare legislation won't be passed this year NDP tells Liberals to sweeten the deal

A statement from Health Minister Mark Holland's office did not say whether the Liberals believe they can get legislation passed through the House and Senate by the end of this year.

"Our goal remains to table our pharmacare legislation this year," said a statement from the minister's press secretary, Christopher Aoun.

Aoun added negotiations with the NDP are continuing and Holland and NDP health critic Don Davies "have a very good working relationship."

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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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