The high cost of living

Just how much are pharmaceuticals costing our seniors?

Although pharmaceuticals used in Canadian hospitals are fully covered under our Medicare system, most Canadians receive no public assistance with the costs of prescriptions they fill at pharmacies.

As such, Canadians are paying out of pocket $6-billion a year, roughly 22% of all prescription drug costs in Canada. I spoke with retired teachers Elizabeth Wells and Daphne Jones, to ask them about the struggles they’ve faced.