State of Health Episode 10: Drug Access in Canada with Chris MacLeod

Chris MacLeod is a Canadian living with cystic fibrosis and practicing attorney, who has been a fierce advocate for patients who need access to life-sustaining medications or treatments. He founded the not-for-profit organization Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Society to assist in carrying out this work. He also recently released a book entitled, “Beating the Odds: 11 Lessons to Overcome a Health Crisis and lead a More Resilient Life” In previous episodes we’ve talked with guests about the short- and long-term value of breakthrough and innovative medicines. Today, we’re taking a trip abroad to understand how countries outside the US value prescription drugs and some of the bureaucratic fights patient groups need to wage to gain access to them. Chris has been at the tip of the spear in Canadian advocacy for drug access. Let’s talk about the State of prescription drugs across the border.

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