Keith Newman

Board Member

Canadian Health Coalition

Keith Newman has a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and a Masters degree in Economics, both from McGill University. He worked several years in quality control for a large food manufacturer. Later he became Director of Research for the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada where he evaluated benefit packages for negotiations and developed positions on public policy.

He has been on the Board of the Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) for 10 years on behalf of the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada. His focus has been on prescription drugs. He has represented the CHC on that issue before the media, Members of Parliament and Parliamentary committees.


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Day 1: Oct 6, 2020

Day 2: Oct 7, 2020

Day 3: Oct 8, 2020

11:05 am

11:05 am

Keynote Address: Where is Pharmacare?

Gain Insight into the Impact of Covid-19 on Access to Prescription Medication

The economic impact of the pandemic has been significant for many Canadians, but devastating to those who have lost their jobs and the drug benefit plans they relied on for treatment for their own medical conditions or those of their families.  More than a year has elapsed since the report “A Prescription for Canada: Achieve Pharmacare for All” was issued, and lately it has disappeared from the Federal agenda.  Hear why, as the post-pandemic future emerges, Canadians need it now more than ever.  Shape your market access strategy by:

  • Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on Canadians’ access to prescription medications
  • What steps are currently being taken to encourage the federal government to implement the recommendations in their report
  • What impact implementation may have on Canada’s pharma industry and whether it may need to be coordinated with the launch of the new PMPRB pricing regulations

Get valuable insights on the impact of Covid-19 on how, or whether Canadians can access prescription medication

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