Opinion: Canadian healthcare choke points put patient lives at risk

November 16th, 2023|

From Canada’s healthcare system is strained. It was always strained. It was designed that way. The United States healthcare system has excess capacity. Costs are constrained by insurance companies requiring pre-approval before non-emergency interventions. [...]

Why Cancer Still Sucks Webinar

September 9th, 2022|

Dr. Dave Steward recently gave a webinar to Prostate Cancer Support Canada to answer common questions people have about cancer.

Treatment Access, Health Economics, and the Wave of a Magic Wand

February 23rd, 2022|

From Current Oncology: "New drugs are expensive, in part due to excessive drug development costs. Governments are trying to reduce drug prices. This can delay access to effective agents. A country’s access to new drugs [...]

PMPRB: Why lower drug prices may mean less access

August 28th, 2021|

From Healthing: "The body responsible for pricing patented drugs in Canada — the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) — has proposed changes to lower the cost of drugs, which are scheduled to come into [...]

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