The province has signed a new three-year, $58.7-million per year agreement with the Pharmacists’ Association of NL that hopes to give support to rural pharmacies, among other issues.
The new agreement is in regard to pharmacists providing medication and service to those covered by the NL Prescription Drug Program.
The agreement includes a million dollar subsidy for pharmacies operating in remote communities.
Some of the other key features include dispensing and enhanced pharmacy fees, fees for opioid dependence therapy, and broadening review eligibility for those diagnosed with chronic illness.
Steve Gillingham of PANL says the agreement adds stability to what he calls a time of great uncertainty and fiscal challenge. The new agreement will be in place until March of 2021.