Monday, February 26, 2007

Eligible kids missing out on Pharmacare

It sounds like this drug plan for low-income families is relatively new. Hopefully Nova Scotia pharmacists can help spread the word about the program. A link to the plan is at

From the Halifax Chronicle Herald:
Less than a third of children in low-income families eligible for $5 prescriptions are in the program, according to the Community Services Department.

The MacDonald government launched the children’s Pharmacare program in October, after promising it during last year’s election campaign. As of mid-February, 10,600 children from 8,500 families were enrolled. That’s only 30 per cent of the 35,000 children eligible. ...more

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