Runaway drug costs make benefit upgrades impractical

Fundamental changes to Canada's prescription drug system needed
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

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mployers will find it very difficult to improve benefit packages unless fundamental changes are made to Canada’s prescription drug system, says a Canadian benefits expert.

People may be looking for better benefits but employers simply won’t have the money to do it, said Richard Leberge, managing director of the Ottawa office of Buck Consultants.