New Pharmacare Program: Nova Scotia

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Many Nova Scotians will benefit from the Nova Scotia Family Pharmacare program to help defray the cost of prescription drugs starting March 1, 2008.

The program is available to all Nova Scotians and everyone is encouraged to enroll. Being in the program will give Nova Scotians peace of mind in case their medical needs change and they require prescription drugs. In some cases, these drugs can cost thousands of dollars. The program, which requires no premium or fees to enroll, will also have a cap on annual out-of-pocket costs for eligible drugs at a percentage of a family's income.

The Family Pharmacare program will not affect existing private or public drug assistance plans such as those offered through the Department of Community Services.

All residents with a valid Nova Scotia health card can enrol. More information and enrolment forms are available on the government website or by calling toll-free 1-877-330-0323.