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“Donald Trump is using his bully pulpit right now to compel countries to sign on to this flawed policy because these countries are in vulnerable positions.”

“B.C. MP Don Davies, Singh’s health critic, says the NDP plan is clear already: full coverage by bringing drugs under the Canada Health Act. “

“New Democrat MP Don Davies has filed an omnibus query on the government’s pharmacare advisory council that covers everything from how much its members will be paid to the “timelines and important dates” for reporting back with its conclusions.”

“When foreign drug companies fail to supply Canadians with life-saving pharmaceuticals, the federal government can and must take action, including expropriating patents if necessary,” NDP health critic Don Davies said Wednesday.

“NDP health critic Don Davies told The Canadian Press that the government must ensure that EpiPens are always available in sufficient supply.”

“When foreign drug companies fail to supply Canadians with life-saving pharmaceuticals, the federal government can and must take action, including expropriating patents if necessary,” said Davies.

“Many Canadians rely on EpiPens as life-saving devices,” said Davies. “The Minister of Health should never have allowed this dangerous situation to develop, and now it’s on her to fix this immediately.”

“I don’t accept in any way this very weak response by Minister Goodale and Minister [Jody] Wilson-Raybould that they somehow have their hands tied until October 17. There is no reason they couldn’t be working on this right now,” said Davies.

“Dr. Persaud led a group of seven physicians and academics who sent an open letter to the Prime Minister, the Health Minister and the Justice Minister in April, urging them to probe opioid manufacturers. Others who have called for such an investigation include former Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins and New Democratic MP Don Davies.”

Prime Minister Trudeau extends Canada’s military mission in Latvia – is it an effort to appease Donald Trump’s complaints on defence spending ahead of the NATO summit? MPs debate.