N.S. father says drug-pricing ‘chess game’ cost his daughter her life

The father of a Nova Scotia woman who died after a battle with cystic fibrosis says the Canadian government’s “chess game” with the pharmaceutical industry cost his daughter her life.

A memorial service will be held in Truro on Wednesday for 23-year-old Chantelle Lindsay, who was unable to access a new therapy for the genetic disease.

Mark Lindsay says he promised his daughter he would continue the fight to make the “life-saving” drug Trikafta, which experts say could treat 90 per cent of patients with cystic fibrosis, available in Canada.

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