Historic Drug Reforms Delivering Better Health Care For Ontarians


* People who pay for drugs out-of-pocket or who belong to private drug plans also benefit from these reforms. Reducing generic drug prices has provided private drug plans with $91 million savings, and out-of-pocket customers with $13 million.
* Today, there are 63 more pharmacies in Ontario than one year ago.
* Since MedsCheck was launched in 2007, Ontarians have benefited from around 900,000 free one-on-one consultations with their pharmacist. An additional 120,000 consultations have taken place since expanded services launched in September 2010.
* Ontario spends $4.3 billion on the Ontario Public Drug Programs.

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Keywords: healthcare, drugs, pricing