Prescription Drugs Persuasive Essay

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Prescription drugs are essential to human beings. They provide us with relief from temporary pains and illnesses, but for some people they do much more than that. The elderly and people with severe conditions depend on prescription drugs to function efficiently. A small fraction of people in Canada are lucky enough to be provided with insurance due to their jobs, but for most Canadians the cost of prescription drugs is just too high. The government of Canada has had a long time position, that in order to provide universal pharmacare to Canadians it would cause a tax increase. Although intensive research done by medical researchers proves there would be no increase of taxes, the government of Canada still hasn’t done anything to help Canadians who cannot afford the necessary medications. Canada is the only country that provides universal health care to its citizens, but doesn’t cover universal pharmacare. …show more content…
Right now Canada is paying way too much for their drugs because we are still buying name brand drugs in low quantities. To ensure prescription drug costs to be lowered we need to start buying generic brand drugs in bulk. We also need to start negotiating the price of our drugs to guarantee we are getting the best deal we can get. By doing this Canada would be saving billions in the long run, one reason why covering prescription drugs under Canada’s universal healthcare plan would not cause a tax increase. Buying drugs in bulk is just one step closer towards getting universal pharmacare, Canada still has a long way to go if they plan to accomplish this

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