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Toward a national pharmaceuticals strategy : a summary of the 2006 health policy conference of the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research University of British Columbia. Centre for Health Services and Policy Research


Pharmaceutical policy has become one of the most important and hotly contested domains of health system management - a rise in prominence largely due to financial realities. Costing over $24 billion, prescription drugs are second only to hospitals in terms of health care spending in Canada. CHSPR’s 18th health policy conference, Toward a National Pharmaceuticals Strategy, brought together leading international pharmaceutical policy experts to tackle some of the most pressing issues in global health care--including evidence and values in drug coverage decisions, drug safety and post-marketing surveillance, national formularies and expenditure management.

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