Through education, consensus building and advocacy, the Best Medicines Coalition addresses issues related to pharmaceutical regulatory review, assessment, reimbursement and supply Coalition positions are communicated to policy decision makers and stakeholders in a range of ways including through submissions to formal consultations, representation on advisory bodies, development and distribution of position documents, correspondence, meetings and presentations.
We support reforms which will allow all Canadians to access the medicines they need when needed, equitably and consistently, as outlined in our core positions and principles.
Principles & Considerations Regarding Pharmacare
Submission: Standing Committee on Health
Joint Discussion Paper:
Better Pharmacare For Patients: Evaluating Policy Options (Français)
We a support a national regulatory framework which protects Canadian patients, including addressing supply issues like drug shortages which put patients at risk.
We seek pharmaceutical assessment which incorporates patient-driven evidence and perspectives and leads to improved patient care.