With no national drug plan, some young people can’t access the cancer drugs they need

When a young Canadian is diagnosed with cancer the cost of treatment should be the last thing on their mind. But when it comes to accessing life-saving drugs in Canada, it turns out age does matter. Because there’s no national drug insurance plan, those without private coverage are at the mercy of provincial rules. And as Jamie Mauracher explains, the disparity can put patients in expensive life-or-death situations.