Social Affairs, Science and Technology – April 9, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs, Science and Technology – April 9, 2014

The committee hears from members of the First Nation community as it continues with its study on prescription pharmaceuticals in Canada. Stan Beardy, Ontario Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations, discusses issues such as the need to modernize and improve transparency of Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits Program for First Nations people. Carol Hopkins, executive director of the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation, speaks about the unintended consequences of prescription drugs on the First Nation population in Canada. (April 9, 2014)