1: Pharmacare with Steve Morgan

October 14, 2014
The Opined Show

Steve Morgan is Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at the University of British Columbia. He joined the show to talk about the arguments supporting a universal pharmacare program in Canada.

Topics include the history of introducing a pharmacare program, the logistical considerations, the role of the federal government, the economic and efficiency arguments, the fears of implementing a program of this scale, the response of pharmacists and pharmacies, and the opportunity for politicians to leave behind a legacy.

Episode notes

Patient-Centred OTC Labels

June 27, 2014

Current labelling and packaging requirements for over-the-counter drugs are outdated and hinder patients from making informed health choices. Here’s an attempt at a redesign.