Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Pharmacare issues have BC coalition seeking feedback from public
It's an issue that can prove frustrating for patients, with those that have secondary medical plan coverage through an employer, or on their own having to add to their paperwork levels in a bid to receive the medication that their doctor's have originally prescribed for them
Patients who may find that this process has been implemented include those who take medication for high blood pressure (Hypertension), angina, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn, ulcers, high cholesterol or arthritis.
For some this new policy could provide for additional medical issues or see new or increased costs as well as the need for additional visits to the doctor or hospital and those are issues that the Better Pharmacare Coalition wants to hear about.
They are currently hosting a survey of the province's residents who rely on those subscriptions, with those interested in participating asked to contact the Coalition Monday through Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 6 PM.
The phone number to participate is 1-800-313-0737
The Survey period comes to an end on January 28th
You can review more of the background to the Reference Drug program and how the Better Pharmacare Coalition is approaching that issue and many others from the Coalition website.
For more items related to health care in the Northwest see our archive page here.
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