Friday, April 17, 2009

The new CIHI Report

Drug spending estimated at $30 billion in 2008 was released today  by the CIHI.  Clearly this report validates my earlier post (A Quick comparison of Canada and the US ). 
Canada ranks #2 behind the US in a per Capita spending on drugs.  This makes perfect sense when one compares the drug mix differences between the countries .  In another earlier CIHI document  there was a pie chart showing  that Canada was 3.8 % of the global spend on drugs .  I wonder if that now  has increased? That same report showed Britain as having 4.2% of the global pharmaceutical spend .  Considering the population of Britain is about 66 Million vs Canada's 33 Million , it clearly  displays  something is  not working.   

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