Jul 29, 2019
By Zoomer Podcast Network
Yesterday, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was in Windsor with a group of Americans that have Type 1 Diabetes.
They were there to purchase Insulin, which is approximately 10 times cheaper than the same drug in the States.
The price of insulin in the U.S. can be as much as 340 dollars. Senator Sanders says that his country should learn from Canada’s health care system.
Also, 15 different medical organizations representing patients in Canada, like the Canadian Pharmacists Association, have signed a letter to the government with concerns that increasing American demand for cheaper drugs could have a negative impact on the Canadian drug supply.
Libby Znaimer is joined by Joelle Walker, Vice President & Public Affairs at the Canadian Pharmacists Association, as well as Chair of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies Canada and Seema Nagpal, Vice President, Science and Policy at Diabetes Canada.