ICYMI: Dispensing Fees

ICYMI: In March, 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.

This step was taken as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to help protect the drug supply and is similar to measures in place in other parts of the country.

In an effort to help people keep a little more money in their pockets, while protecting the drug supply to ensure Nova Scotians can get the medications they need – our government will now pay extra dispensing fees for Pharmacare clients for refills on prescriptions that would usually be filled for longer periods.

For example, government will now cover the second and third refill dispensing fees for prescriptions typically dispensed for 90 days.