Musings —06.08.2011 06:42 AM—
“We are going to be bringing on some auditors to make sure that the pharmaceutical manufacturers and the pharmacies themselves are complying with the changes,” she said. “Anything I’ve heard has been informal, and I think it’s important that we actually let auditors go in and do their work.”
The Liberal government moved last year to end the professional allowances in an effort to lower drug prices for the government and for consumers. The new rules have already saved the province $500 million in prescription drug costs, said Matthews.
FACT: Mark Spiro, Tim Hudak’s campaign manager was paid by the big chain drug stores to organize a campaign against the Ontario government because of our plan to lower prescription drug costs for Ontario families and seniors. Not surprisingly, Tim Hudak and the Conservative Caucus opposed lower drug prices.
FACT: Tim Hudak and the Conservatives have promised to cut nearly $3-billion annually out of frontline health care in Ontario, if they form government. That would be about $12-billion slashed after a single 4 year term.