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COVID caused drug plan spending spikes and treatment delays in 2020

Potentially more than 100,000 Canadians did not start treatment in 2020 for chronic diseases or may be living with undia…

HEALTH | April 09 2021 09:05AM
Claims trends show significant rise in antidepressant use

Express Scripts Canada examines drug classes that are most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In just nine months, antid…

HEALTH | October 01 2020 09:50AM
COVID-19: Use of mental health medications on the rise

Research by Express Scripts Canada shows an 11% increase in the number of people who made claims for antidepressants bet…

HEALTH | July 09 2020 03:47PM
Innovative solutions needed to control drug costs, says Express Scripts Canada

While the trend for overall private drugs is up only one per cent, prescription drug benefits continue to be threatened …

HEALTH | April 14 2020 09:16AM
Majority of Canadians do not take their medication as prescribed

Depending on the conditions for which they are being treated, up to 70 per cent of Canadian patients are not taking thei…

HEALTH | April 30 2019 11:30AM
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Twenty per cent of claimants drive nearly 80 per cent of drug plan costs

Group plan members with high-cost chronic conditions drive almost 80 per cent of plan costs with an average annual drug …

LIFE INSURANCE , HEALTH | May 18 2018 11:30AM
High cost prescription drugs put plan sustainability at risk, says new study

The cost of specialty prescription drugs to treat conditions like cancer and hepatitis has doubled over the past decade,…

LIFE INSURANCE , HEALTH | May 03 2017 11:30AM