Province says new framework with pharmacists could save $150-million

By The Canadian Press
March 1, 2018 - 7:03am

EDMONTON - The Notley government says a new collaborative funding framework with pharmacists will save $150-million over the next two years.

The province says the framework with the Alberta Pharmacists' Association will reduce health-care costs by slowing the growth of spending on government-sponsored drug programs.

Under the agreement, dispensing fees will drop to $12.15 and a limit will be introduced on frequent dispensing fees of three per day per patient.

Monthly dispensing fees will be limited to two per drug per 28 days.

The government says the changes will see more than 8700 seniors save over $100 a year, while a person with significant prescription needs could save more than $500 annually.

(The Canadian Press)

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