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Opposition NDP urges Alberta government not to switch drugs for some patients; Opposition urges Alberta to keep some biologic drugs

Jan 15, 2020 - The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - Alberta's Opposition is urging the province not to force patients on certain drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and Crohn's disease to switch medications.

NDP health critic David Shepherd says it's the best, safest way to make sure they don't suffer crippling complications or setbacks.

"I understand the fear and uncertainty is real, that's there's a real risk for some of these folks of returning to be sick and incapacitated," Shepherd told a news conference Wednesday...