Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Communicable Diseases Respiratory Watch
On May 13, 2011 the government of Nova Scotia passed Bill 17 (Fair Drug Pricing Act).
Liberal MLA Diana Whalen introduced a Hoist Motion to delay third reading of the Bill. All Liberal, Progressive Conservative and Independent MLAs supported Ms. Whalen’s motion. The NDP MLAs did not.
In a rare move, the NDP also shut down debate on third reading and forced a vote.
Bill 17 still has to be proclaimed to become law.
For Immediate Release April 12, 2011
Fair drug pricing law not so fair for pharmacists and patients
DARTMOUTH, NS - Nova Scotians who turn to pharmacists for many health services should be worried about the impact of the government's new drug pricing legislation.