Press Release – Body Count: Canadians with curable illnesses are dying every day without pharmacare, according to a new study from Canada’s nurses

Canada’s nurses unveiled a new study today – the first of its kind in Canada – that reveals the number of people in Canada who die or fall ill because prescription medications are unaffordable. The study, entitled Body Count, confirms that shortfalls in prescription drug coverage result in daily deaths and illness among people with treatable conditions, adding urgency to recent calls for the implementation of a universal pharmacare plan.

“We’ve known for years that Canada’s system of prescription drug coverage is inefficient and ineffective,” said Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). “Now we know that our system is also costing lives each and every day, while worsening the health of tens of thousands every year.”

Full article at: Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions