CCSN's Questions to Parties & Candidates
The Canadian Medical Association Journal published research in 2012 that showed one in ten Canadians report they skip doses or decide not to fill prescriptions because of cost, with the second highest incidence of cost non adherence happening in the Atlantic Provinces.
If elected to government, what will your party do to make prescription medications more affordable?
A key element of ensuring timely treatment for a cancer patient is ensuring they have access to the medications they need at the time they need them. Unfortunately, this is not always the case in Newfoundland and Labrador.
If elected to government, will you:
a) Commit to ensuring that all cancer patients in Newfoundland and Labrador receive timely access to medications at the time they need it?
b) Undertake negotiations leading to regional or national collaboration to ensure timely patient access to cancer drugs?
Every citizen of Newfoundland and Labrador should receive the same high-quality, publicly delivered health care available to all Canadians. If elected, how will your party ensure that this happens?