Canada’s national health plan will pay for physician visits and hospital stays. But outdoors a healthcare facility — unless of course someone is 65 or older, or on welfare — the federal government plan doesn’t cover prescription medications.
Canadians, like Americans, must get insurance from your employer or individually, otherwise spend the money for full price of medications themselves.
Karen Ireland, 54, who resides in Oakville, Ontario, has Parkinson’s disease. She’s on five different medications. "I actually do think it is very costly," she told ABCNEWS.
Costly, yes, however a steal when compared with what she’d pay within the U . s . States. When her prescription medication pricing is changed into U.S. dollars, the cost difference is important:
Mirapex, for Parkinson’s disease: $157 in Canada versus. $263 within the U . s . States.
Celexa, for depression: $149 in Canada versus. $253 within the U . s . States.
Diovan, for top bloodstream pressure: $149 in Canada versus. $253 within the U . s . States.
Oxazepam, for insomnia: $13 in Canada versus. $70 within the U . s . States.
Seroquel, for insomnia: $33 in Canada versus. $124 within the U . s . States.
"My dear jeeze," stated Ireland after learning from the cost variations. "I’m not sure the way they [Americans] get it done. That’s, that’s a shock!"
Canada Caps Drug Costs
Canadians are able to escape greater drug prices, mainly due to cost controls. The Canadian government has built a "Patented Medicine Prices Review Board" to make sure drug costs are not excessive.
"They consider the cost from the drug," stated Dr. Allan Detsky, a pharmacoeconomist in the College of Toronto, "plus they say, ‘You understand what, we do not know exactly what the lengthy-run costs of development are, however they can’t often be that top. No way.A "
Review board has built a really specific formula for drug companies wanting to sell in Canada:
Existing drugs cannot rise in cost by greater than the speed of inflation.
New drugs cannot are more expensive than similar drugs for the similar illness.
Along with a breakthrough drug, the very first of the new type of drugs, cannot are more expensive compared to median cost for that drug far away.
For instance, the brand new cancer drug Campath is priced the following:
U . s . States: $2,400
The median, or "midprice," is $660, so Canadian rules say this is the most the drug sell for in Canada.
"It informs you the true lengthy-run price of production should be way less than the American cost," stated Detsky.
U.S. Alone in No Cost Controls
Every industrialized country has some type of cost controls on patented medications, except the U . s . States. American drug companies say cost controls stifle innovation and discourage them from selling certain drugs in foreign markets.
"The main trouble with cost controls is that you simply have limitations on use of medicines, and you do not have the most recent state-of-the-art treatments," stated Alan Holmer, president and Chief executive officer of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of the usa.
However when pressed, representatives from the pharmaceutical industry could only identify eight drugs unavailable on Canadian shelves, and three of individuals are contraceptives. That isn’t enough to bother many Canadians.
"I do not mind," stated Ireland. "I believe there exists a very good selection."
And far of this selection includes American-made drugs, at well below American prices.
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Froggies on Coke: I guess two walls will be needed…
Marcos Beltran: +J. Schechter A reinforced high tech fence with razor wire coupled with an electric fence. the wall itself with more razor wire, watchtowers, drones, border guards, national guard troops with tanks and landmines and you've got an impenetrable multi-barrier border.
darkangel13915: Froggies on Coke lol
Spades Neil: I can't believe some of you can be so stupid in these comments.\n\nYou're seriously saying it was an Islamic Terrorist Attack. Okay, do you not realize what a mosque is? Because the moment you do, you'll immediately realize how Islamic Terrorist attacking an Islamic place of worship makes no fucking sense.\n\nHow are you this dumb? I don't get it. Are you that deep in denial of what the alt-right has been doing for the last twenty years?\n\nEdit: The perp's name is Alexandre Bissonnette and the Muhammad guy is a witness, not a suspect. I fucking told you so.
Spades Neil: Lukaaz: I'm acutely aware of the different types of Islam, but I've said it before and I'll say it again that the conflict between Muslim sects does not extend to western nations. Of course, this is just an opinion based on the facts I do have at hand. As opinions are, they are subject to disagreement.\n\nSo why is it my opinion? Because they're already being fucked with by white supremacists, paranoid police, government policies, and more. The arguments of Sunni and Shia become irrelevant. Hell, even the Jews get along with Muslim groups more often than not, because they know exactly what the Muslim groups are going through.\n\nPlus, many of those Muslim groups just outright don't exist in the West. For example, Wahabiism (which I think is the fucking plague) doesn't extend beyond the Middle East at all, because its stupid ideals fall apart when they realize that Non-Muslims aren't devilish freaks who want to drink their blood and eat their babies or whatever.\n\nThe point is still moot, though. It's been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the attacker wasn't a Muslim. If this wasn't the case, I'd redact my argument entirely and say, "Well shit, I was wrong."
MOJO89OTDT: LOLOLOL!!!!!! Care to revise your comment??? LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!
Eye Of Truth: Clearly it was Canadian Alt-Reich Christians trying to disguise themselves as Muslims………..
Eye Of Truth: +Spades Neil " I'd be weary of the whole "so and so disguised as someone else." You can't prove that, so you shouldn't ever use that argument."\n\nI understand your point but looking at this story, it's quite odd that a "Muslim"(Like many people were claiming it was) would randomly attack a Islamic Cultural Center. The same Cultural Center that was attacked before by an Anti-Islamic maniac who left a pig's head at the door, around the same time Canada began opening up to more refugees.\n\nHere's the Facts:\nAlexandre Bissonnette is the sole suspect and was born in Quebec\n\nA Childhood friend and multiple classmates of Bissonnette said he had Right-Wing, Pro-Israel, Pro-Trump & Anti-Immigration Beliefs\n\nBissonnette likes the Facebook pages of U.S. President Donald Trump and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen\n\nWitnesses says he Wore a Mask & Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’\n\nAll of this points to what I stated above minus the "disguising himself as Muslim" part. Although you could argue he was potentially trying to trick them into thinking he was by shouting Allahu Akbar. But that's neither here nor there at this point.\n\nHe's a right wing terrorist……
ZombiesRComing: Eye Of Truth… You're wrong… It was aliens disguised as Christians dressed up like Muslims.
Binky Lozz: Trump fault
Spades Neil: Confirmed Trump did 9/11. :-)
MrJustonemorevoice: +Spades Neil Trump killed the dinosaurs
Mark Nutt: The man's name was Muhammad Khadid, he sounds like a white neo-nazi!
Apsara A: ain't no muslim victims baby. wise up.
Juan Cena | THE CHAMP IS HERE: Apsara A Gee, you even sound like a retarded hick.