The global impact of viral hepatitis is startling: Although it is largely preventable, 10 million people are newly infected. While it is relatively easy to diagnose, 95% of those who have it don’t know. Only 1.0% of those who are infected get treatment. And, sadly, about 1.4 million people die needlessly each year.
What do the drug spending trends of the last 15 years tell us about the future health of Canadian families and the sustainability of their private prescription benefit plans?
Express Scripts Canada pharmacist Alan Strashok was introduced to the potential of science at an early age – growing up in Alberta, he liked to do experiments with his brothers’ chemistry set, sometimes “pushing the boundaries a little bit too. Luckily, nothing blew up or anything like that.”
It’s summertime, and as the song says so beautifully, the living is easy. In Canada, July and August mean lots of outdoor time, often along with camping, beach and cottage vacations and road trips.
To make sure you and your family stay safe and well while having all this fun, there are just a few things you should keep in mind regarding your medications.
The Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) and its member companies have made it an important priority to be more active in reaching out to the private payer community across Canada. It is our strongly held belief that the generic pharmaceutical industry can do more to support the private payer community in Canada and that there are significant mutual benefits to be achieved through increased cooperation.