Trudeau’s health minister says deal can get every Canadian a family doctor — and tackling for-profit care loopholes is next

But according to the federal NDP health critic, the provinces too often get a slap on the wrist. “Ensuring compliance requires effective enforcement,” said Don Davies.

“I strongly believe all additional federal transfers should be conditioned on their application to public delivery of care. (Prime Minister Justin Trudeau) said he believes in conditions and public health care — that would be an excellent way to show it,” said Davies.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2023/02/22/trudeaus-health-minister-says-deal-can-get-every-canadian-a-family-doctor-and-tackling-for-profit-care-is-next.html

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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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