Nelson Council is joining the push for a national pharmacare program.
It has unanimously endorsed a call for Canada to create a national program to bulk-buy prescription medicines.
Some reports suggest that would save taxpayers billions of dollars a year.
Councillor Janice Morrison spoke to the issue at this week’s council meeting and says many doctors have called for this before.
Canada is the only country with a national health care program that does “not” have a national prescription drug program.