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Another Liberal lie: drug prices aren't getting lowered

State Media: 'It's a classic move for governments to make controversial announcements when fewer people are paying attention.

'So when an innocuous-sounding news release from Health Canada about "proceeding with amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations" came out at 5 p.m. on April 14, the eve of the Easter holiday, there were few headlines.

'But it was breaking news, because the Trudeau government was announcing the end of a five-year⁠ fight ⁠with the pharmaceutical industry over regulations to lower drug prices.

'When the federal health minister explained almost a week later why his government was abandoning reforms that could have saved billions in drug costs, Jean-Yves Duclos cited the industry's needs⁠ "for research, development and production capacity."'

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