Jun 16 2011
Pharmacy agreement talks have stalled with deadline only two weeks away
SYDNEY, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says in two weeks, people going to pharmacies to fill their prescriptions may find their government Pharmacare cards not accepted and full cash payment required. Some pharmacies have begun to inform their customers that effective July 1st, Pharmacare cards may not be accepted at the prescription counter.
Tariff negotiations between the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) and the Department of Health and Wellness broke down yesterday. PANS has requested an emergency meeting with Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald to try and resolve this issue. We will continue to keep you posted on this issue as we approach the June 30 deadline.
Health Canada is currently reviewing two new studies recently published in the British Medical Journal that suggest the risk of blood clots with drospirenone-containing birth control pills may be two to three times greater than with birth control pills containing another type of progestin (levonorgestrel).
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