It’s a very exciting time to be part of the biopharmaceutical sector. The scientific innovation we are seeing, and helping to drive, is revolutionizing how certain diseases are diagnosed, treated and in some cases, cured. Precision medicine and breakthrough science including antibody-drug conjugates, immunotherapy and monoclonal antibodies are transforming how patients with chronic and fatal diseases are being treated around the world.
Your Candidates, Your Health offers Research Canada’s Members, Supporters and Partners ways to effectively advocate for and educate 2019 Federal Election Candidates about the social and economic benefits of Canadian health research and health innovation. The website provides resources for Advocates, Candidates and Canadians to share information about the crucial importance of Canada’s health research enterprise and health innovation system to the health and wellbeing of Canadians.
Vos candidats, votre santé offre aux membres, commanditaires et partenaires de Recherche Canada des moyens de promouvoir efficacement la recherche et l’innovation en santé au Canada auprès des candidates et candidats aux élections fédérales de 2019 en les renseignant sur les avantages sociaux et économiques de ce domaine d’activité. Le site Web propose des ressources pour que les défenseurs, les candidats et les Canadiens partagent des informations sur l’importance cruciale de l’entreprise canadienne de recherche en santé pour la santé et le bien-être de la population canadienne.
The Your Candidates, Your Health Advocates’ Toolkit includes practical tools to engage and lobby local federal candidates. The full Toolkit includes the 2019 Election Primer, information for candidates about Canadian health research and innovation and resources and tips to advocate effectively for a strong health research and innovation system in Canada. For more information, check out Resources for Advocates.
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business with a primary focus on the discovery, development and commercialization of primary and specialty care medicines that transform lives. Our primary focus is on three important areas of healthcare: Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease; Oncology; and Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity. For more information: www.astrazeneca.ca.
Consumer Health Products Canada is the industry association representing the companies that make evidence-based over-the-counter medicines and natural health products. These are the products you can find in medicine cabinets in every Canadian home. We work to shape a policy and regulatory environment that recognizes self-care as vital to the health of Canadians and the sustainability of our healthcare system. This ensures that Canadians have access to safe and effective products for their health.
CHP Canada’s members have a long history of advancing healthcare by developing products that allow Canadians to take better care of themselves. We are approaching an exciting point, where research and technology advancements are optimising health systems featuring self-care as one of the most innovative approaches to improving health coverage for all. We are confident that we can work with government and other stakeholders to advance self-care and support our member companies in their meaningful work for the everyday and long-term health of Canadians and the sustainability of our health care system.
Karen Proud, President, CHP Canada
Diabetes Canada is the registered national charitable organization that is making the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through:
- Resources for health-care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;
- Advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces; and
- Funding world-leading Canadian research to improve treatments and find a cure.
Diabetes Canada is urging candidates in all parties to support the Diabetes 360° strategy to help urgently address the diabetes epidemic. For more information, visit diabetes.ca/strategy.
Canada continues to be without a nation-wide strategy to address the diabetes epidemic. The longer we delay implementing coordinated efforts with targeted outcomes, the more diabetes prevalence will increase and the more Canadians will experience its tragic complications. We urge all parties to support Diabetes 360˚ so Canada can be a world leader in the fight against this disease.
Dr. Jan Hux, President and CEO, Diabetes Canada
Innovative Medicines Canada is the national voice of Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry. We advocate for policies that enable the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines and vaccines that improve the lives of all Canadians. We support our members’ commitment to being valued partners in the Canadian healthcare system.
The member companies of Innovative Medicines Canada have a strong history of success in discovering, developing and delivering medicines and vaccines that Canadians need to live healthy and productive lives. We have, over time and as a country, prioritized innovative health research within the health care system, with the effect of creating an environment that allows our best and brightest to do their complex and important work. We want to work with all levels of government will continue to support life sciences research in Canada through effective and thoughtful public policy. This includes developing policies and programs that ensure Canadians have access to new medicines, when they need them.