Pharmacare News Bulletins

Nova Scotia Pharmacare

Pharmacare News Bulletins

The Pharmacare News Bulletins, which are mailed to pharmacies and physicians, are listed below. They are an important source of information as they provide timely information on recent changes to the Pharmacare Programs.

Please continue to refer to the Pharmacare News Bulletins to stay current with Formulary and Pharmacare Program updates.

Pharmacare News: Pharmacists Edition

Latest Issues

May Bulletin Vol. 20 – 06
Coverage of Extra Dispensing Fees

April Bulletin Vol. 20 – 05
Coverage of Extra Dispensing Fees

April Bulletin Vol. 20 – 04
Extension of Coverage for Exception Status Medications. New Exception Status Benefits: Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), Fulphila (pegfilgrastim), Lapelga (pegfilgrastim)

March Bulletin Vol. 20 – 03
Public funding for prescription renewal services available effective 19 March 2020. In-person requirement is waived for assessment and prescribing. Adjustment to days supply for dispensing to pharmacare beneficiaries during COVID-19 outbreak.

Pharmacare News: Physicians Edition

Latest Issue

April Bulletin Vol. 20 – 03
Extension of Coverage for Exception Status Medications. New Exception Status Benefits: Ocrevus (ocrelizumab), Fulphila (pegfilgrastim), Lapelga (pegfilgrastim)

February Bulletin Vol. 20 – 02
New Exception Status Benefits: Cubicin RF (daptomycin), Duodopa (levodopa/ carbidopa), Glatect (glatiramer acetate), Tygacil (tigecycline), Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/ tazobactam)

January Bulletin Vol. 20 – 01
New Exception Status Benefits: Skyrizi (risankizumab), Probuphine (buprenorphine hydrochloride)