Cornwall ON – Good news for Ontario residents as the Liberal Government is attacking the hidden cost of generic drugs in restricting the drug companies from giving rebates to pharmacies; a practice that inflated the cost of drugs in the Province.
When Ontario made an initial, tentative step to rein in rebates and cut generic prices in 2006, it sparked a firestorm of opposition from pharmacies, whose message of dire consequences dominated media coverage. As it turned out, the industry has thrived, with 140 more stores now than before the changes. The drugstore trade groups have this time hired high-profile lobby and public relations firms to help press their case.
We used bold type for the last sentence. The drug lobby hired HIGH PROFILE LOBBY & PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRMS.
Hope most of you got that. Do you the taxpayer get to have a lobby group fight for you to pay less taxes to support these types of practices? Nope.
The problem with our medical system is that almost every group at the table seems to have a voice except those that pay the ticket price; you and I.
Partisan politics apart; good for the government for taking a step forward in the fight against spiraling medical costs.
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