Benefits Alliance: Western Regional Advisory Drug Forum Presentation
This was our second drug forum; the first taking place last November in Ontario. As you recall, we produced an excellent article on Biosimilar Drugs “Are we missing the boat on biosimilars?”
As with our previous forum, we once again had the financial support from Merck and Pfizer who covered all associated event expenses.
Our key speaker was Steve Long, BSc (Pharm), MBA. Steve has held progressively senior pharmacy leadership positions in hospital, government and Community pharmacy practice environments. He currently works as a consultant in Alberta.
The forum focused on the health system, biosimilar medication, medical marijuana and policy implication, changes in cancer treatment and drug plan design benchmarking.
Joe Hornyak, Executive Editor of Benefits and Pensions Monitor was in attendance to document the proceedings, and will provide the resultant white paper.