Government to Cover Extra Dispensing Fees for Pharmacare Clients

Government will now pay extra dispensing fees for Pharmacare clients for refills on prescriptions that would usually be filled for longer periods.

This means that government will cover the second and third refill dispensing fees for prescriptions typically dispensed for 90 days.

The Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists recommended that pharmacists dispense prescriptions every 30 days that would usually be filled for a longer period of time, back in March.

These measures were taken as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to help protect the drug supply.

Government will also waive the $5.00 prescription co-pay for clients of the Income Assistance program and the Low-Income Pharmacare for Children program.

These temporary measures will take effect Thursday, April 23.