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Medical Students, (Dalhousie University), Jackie Vanek (University of Ottawa), (Queen’s University) and (University of Manitoba), are the team responsible for

 

 

TEN. This is the percentage of Canadians who are .

NINETY-ONE. This is the   in favour of a Universal Pharmacare strategy for Canada.

SEVEN BILLION. This is the amount of Canadian dollars that on prescription drug expenditures every year.

The statistics speak for themselves. The evidence, published in countless editorials and reports across the country, is difficult to deny.

On average, on prescription drug coverage. Of these nations, Canada has the fastest rising drug costs. These costs are often shouldered by our patients due to the low proportion of public funding for pharmaceutical products. Our current system is fragmented and inefficient, leading to profound inequities with regards to who gets to fill their medication prescriptions and thus, who gets to access our health care system. ...continue reading

is a CMAJ Associate Editor and a professor of primary care in Northern Ireland, UK, currently at the

 

All the problems started with Descartes, who conceptualised the mind-body separation, described as the Cartesian model, began in her plenary talk.

She continued by explaining that, while we ought to focus more squarely on the bio-psycho-social, Medicine has not yet fully embraced this model. In general practice, however, we cannot explain everything using the biological model alone. There is often a mismatch between clinical signs, objective tests and the health of the patient.

Clinicians have always recognised the concept of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), particularly in primary care ...continue reading