Expert panel endorses public coverage for abortion pill in Canada

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Expert panel endorses public coverage for abortion pill in Canada

Kelly Grant - HEALTH REPORTER
The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017

A long-awaited expert committee report on the abortion pill is recommending that provincial and territorial governments cover the $300 cost of the medication, The Globe and Mail has learned.

The Common Drug Review (CDR) endorsement is a crucial step toward taxpayer-funded reimbursement for drugs new to Canada, including Mifegymiso, a two-drug combination kit that pro-choice advocates hope will eventually make abortions easier to obtain outside big cities.

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