Managing drug costs: What Atlantic employers got right

By Jacqueline Taggart
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2004

It seems that every year the same story is trotted out for plan sponsors and public alike. Drug costs in Canada are increasing at an alarming rate and steps must be taken to control them.

The dates and headlines on the stories may change, the suggested solutions rarely do.

Over the years, plan sponsors and their consultants have tried all kinds of tactics to help curtail spending. So why do drug expenditures across Canada keep spiralling upward?