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Generic drug deal to save Quebec more than $300 million yearly: Barrette

Monday, July 24, 2017

MONTREAL - The Quebec government says it will save more than $300 million a year on generic drugs after reaching a deal with the association representing Canada's generic pharmaceutical companies. View Article 

Cannabis consultations fuel debate over who gets to sell recreational pot

Monday, July 24, 2017

A community centre in St. Stephen heard conflicting opinions echo through its halls Monday morning on who should be allowed to sell recreational cannabis. View Article 

Connecting Pharmaceutical Distribution and Supply Chain Management

Monday, July 24, 2017

As the industry transitions to value-based reimbursement, every dollar counts, and for both retail and hospital pharmacies, there are a lot of dollars to be counted in supply chain management.

McKesson asked Brent Wunderlich, senior director for strategic distribution operations at McKesson, to explain the role pharmaceutical distribution plays in supply chain management for pharmacies and hospitals and to discuss ways pharmacies and hospitals can maximize their drug distribution processes. View article

 

Barrette ramps up pressure in generic drug negotiations

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette vowed on Tuesday to launch a bidding process for generic drugs unless a new deal is reached with the association representing manufacturers by that evening. View article 

Recent Supreme Court patent ruling could put Canadian companies at a disadvantage

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A recent ruling on Canadian patent law could put Canadian innovators at a disadvantage compared to foreign companies, according to a report from Bloomberg. View article 

Industry warns against Quebec’s drug plan, citing potential shortages

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Quebec’s plan to open up the generic prescription drug market for bids started with a letter to the federal Competition Bureau for a reason: The province’s Health Minister says it was a warning to pharmaceutical companies to not take the Canadian public hostage. View article 

New Survey Says Marijuana Users Have Higher Incomes And Are More Outgoing

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The study divided people into three categories: marijuana users, acceptors (those who didn t use it but would be open to trying), and rejectors (those who never tried pot and would not want to). View article 

Quebec to seek competitive bids on drugs after talks collapse

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Quebec will seek lower generic drug prices through a bidding process starting July 1 after negotiations over a compromise plan with pharmaceutical companies fell through, according to the government. View article 

Quebec move on drug bidding ‘one to watch’ as private plans expected to benefit

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Quebec’s long-awaited move to ask drug manufacturers to bid for exclusive supply contracts for generic prescription drugs should help private benefit plans, according to an expert on drug pricing. View article 

Légalisation de la marijuana - Le florissant lobby de l’herbe

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LaPresse - Jeudi 20 avril 2017 Substance lucrative pour le crime organisé et les trafiquants de drogue, la marijuana fait les beaux jours d’un secteur bien différent ces temps-ci : les lobbyistes, qui se bousculent à Ottawa pour tenter d’influencer le gouvernement fédéral avant l’adoption du projet de loi légalisant la précieuse herbe. 

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