I am dumbfounded at the inability of governments to really do anything meaningful without having a political agenda.
Big pharma is still swinging the big stick with threats of, and I quote from Jeff Poston, the executive director of the Canadian Pharmacists Association, “We do caution premiers to tread carefully with respect to drug purchasing to ensure that drug supply is not negatively impacted.”
That could be a line out of the Godfather. It is time that drugs and drug supplies are purchased bulk federally.
It is time to cut through the domestic politics and leave politics to international negotiations.
It is time to have all provinces with the same medical plan to ensure universality under the Charter of Rights and to save the taxpayers money.
It is time to set provincial petty differences aside and get the job done. It is time to grow up and get to work!
Bob Tritschler, Parksville