Canada's health system is a source of pride for
many Canadians. But we pay more for prescription drugs than almost every
other country in the world -- and rising drug costs are taking their
toll on people across the country. Canada is the only country in the
world that has universal health care but no universal drug coverage.
That means millions of Canadians cannot afford live-saving medication:
they are splitting their pills, cutting back on their prescriptions,
going deep into debt– and sometimes, even dying. The Fifth Estate
investigates the rising cost of pharmaceuticals in Canada.