Online Resources Related to Feature Article 665, Generic Drug Pricing in Canada

Canada’s First Ministers established the Health Council of Canada in the 2003 Accord on Health Care Renewal and enhanced its role in the 2004 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care. The Health Council reports on the progress of health care renewal, on the health status of Canadians, and on the health outcomes of our system. Its goal is to provide a system-wide perspective on health care reform for the Canadian public, with particular attention to accountability and transparency. The participating jurisdictions have named Councillors representing each of their governments and also Councillors with expertise and broad experience in areas such as community care, Aboriginal health, nursing, health education and administration, finance, medicine and pharmacy. Participating jurisdictions include British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the federal government. Funded by Health Canada, the Health Council operates as an independent nonprofit agency, with members of the corporation being the ministers of health of the participating jurisdictions.

The Health Council’s online library consolidates all materials and resources in one central location. Contents of the library include: all written publications and related materials; videos highlighting innovation in health care delivery; photographs from Health Council events and meetings, and; stories of health care renewal.

For more information visit http://www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/en/

For more information on generic and interchangeable drug products visit the website of the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/pub/drugs/generic.html

For more information on drug system reforms in Ontario visit http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/drugreforms/