Media Advisory - Pharmacare Hearings Panel Discussions

    Hearings Reflect Personal Stories Highlighting the Need for a National
    Drug Plan

    TORONTO, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - The Ontario Health Coalition, the Canadian Health
Coalition and OFUR/CURC are conducting Cross-Ontario hearings to collect
personal stories regarding need for a National Pharmacare program - a national
drug plan.  The hearings will collect personal stories regarding access to
drugs, briefs, policy positions and proposals for a public drug insurance plan
and better pharmaceutical management.


    SARNIA       Monday, Feb. 4, 1-3 pm
                 Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre
                 180 College Ave. North

    KITCHENER    Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1-3 pm
                 Kitchener Public Library Auditorium
                 85 Queen St. North

    LONDON       Thursday, Feb. 7, 1-3 pm
                 Kiwanis Seniors' Centre
                 78 Riverside Drive

    SUDBURY      Friday, Feb. 8, 1-3 pm
                 Finlandia Nursing Home
                 PK Salie Site, 233 Fourth Avenue

    OTTAWA       Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1:30-4:30 pm
                 Public Library Main Branch Auditorium
                 Corner Laurier/Metcalfe

    HAMILTON     Friday, Feb. 29, 1-3 pm
                 Sackville Seniors' Centre
                 780 Upper Wentworth St.

For further information:

For further information: Ontario Health Coalition, (416) 441-2502

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