Saskatchewan Government Increases Drug Costs for Vulnerable Seniors

pharmaceuticals2The Saskatchewan Provincial Government has forged ahead with its decision to raise the drug costs for Saskatchewan’s most vulnerable seniors, despite CARP’s advocacy. Seniors now pay an additional $5.00 per prescription, which could cost some seniors hundreds of dollars more every year. “This decision is disappointing. Many seniors are not able to absorb the additional costs. Studies show that increased premiums lead to Canadians not taking medications they need. This will lead to increased costs to the healthcare system down the road” says Wade Poziomka, CARP’s Director of Policy.