prescription drugs

New Brunswick drug plan hopes to avoid pitfalls of other provinces

New Brunswick waited a long time for a prescription drug plan but it may now have the best one in Canada, according to Steve Morgan, who studies pharmaceutical policy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

“New Brunswick learned not to make the mistake of the western provinces, which only cover prescription drugs costs once they exceed about 3% of income,” says Morgan. “It goes a lot further than the catastrophic drug plans in other provinces.” Read more in CMAJ.