Fraser Institute Media Advisory: How Should Canada Provide Universal Prescription Drug Insurance? New Study Coming Wednesday, April 29

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 28, 2015) - On Wednesday, April 29, the Fraser Institute will release a new study exploring how to best provide prescription drug insurance for low-income Canadians.

The study, Drug Coverage for Low-Income Families: The Canadian reality and lessons from Switzerland and the Netherlands, is comprised of two essays: the first one spotlights drug insurance coverage already provided to low-income Canadians and the second analyzes the policies of other jurisdictions.

Combined, the essays seek to inform the debate on drug insurance policy in Canada.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 a.m. (EST).

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Contact Information:

Media Contacts:
Bacchus Barua
Senior Economist, Fraser Institute
(604) 688-0221 ext. 524

Nadeem Esmail
Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
Cell: (403) 613-2423

Aanand Radia
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(416) 363-6575 ext. 238