Thursday, April 03, 2008

MD: ‘So far, so good’ on Pharmacare

From the Halifax Chronicle Herald:
A Halifax doctor says the province’s month-old family Pharmacare program has helped some of her patients get the drugs they need.

"So far, so good," rheumatologist Dr. Dianne Mosher said Wednesday.

Nova Scotia has the highest prevalence of arthritis in Canada.

Earlier this year, Arthritis Consumer Experts, a national education organization for people with the inflammatory joint disease, gave the province a C-minus grade for access to medically necessary treatments.

But the family drug program, which began March 1, is meant to help the 30 per cent of Nova Scotians who have no private drug insurance afford the medications they need. ...more

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