Patients Respond to Federal Minister of Health Dr. Jane Philpott’s Remarks on Addressing the High Cost of Pharmaceuticals in Canada
Louise Binder, a woman living with HIV and a long-standing health policy advocate, is available to respond to Dr. Jane Philpott’s upcoming announcement on addressing the high cost of pharmaceuticals. Representing Save Your Skin Foundation, a national oncology group for people living with melanoma, Louise is a member of the Drug Pricing Policy Working Groups, made up of representatives from diverse patient organizations that encourage various stakeholders to reconsider the way they measure the value of potential lifesaving drugs, to improve access to treatments in Canada and to address the high cost of pharmaceuticals.
What: Patient Response to Health Minister Jane Philpott’s Remarks – Addressing the High Cost of Pharmaceuticals in Canada
Where:Economic Club of Canada Lunch, Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
When: Tuesday, May 16 from 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Who: Louise Binder, Save Your Skin Foundation and Drug Pricing Policy Working Groups
Why: People die, go into debt or suffer needlessly in overcrowded hospitals everyday because they cannot access lifesaving treatments. Many of these treatments are high cost. Patient perspectives on how to bridge the gap between needs and sustainability are paramount to success.
To schedule an interview, please contact:
Louise Binder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-457-3179
Lia Iapaolo (Assistant) at email@example.com or 514-208-0204