Here is one of the better articles concerning drug reform in Ontario.
Ontario's Liberal government wants to cut reimbursement to pharmacists for generic drugs. The pharamacists are fighting back with full page ads in the news, threatning to cut service, and close drug stores.
I see these as idle threats. There is simply too much money to be made, even if pharmacists get less money for generic drugs.
The pharamcists keep talking about all the services they provide. Give me a break. They throw some pills in a bottle and give you a computer print out of the drug facts. It kills me when they ask you questions about your prescription. Do they really think that people want the entire population of the drug store, which is more like a mini department store, to know what drugs they take and why ? Thanks but my doctor already told me all that stuff and you would just fib like he does about how wonderful the drugs are.
Drugs are the costliest part of healthcare spending. Not only do we need to control costs, we need doctors to put away the prescription pad and for pharmacists to stop acting like they are doing us a big favour selling us this crap.