Ontario fails to adequately monitor public drug provision

January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/29/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 3, p277
Academic Journal
The article reports on the result of 2007 government spending review which shows the failure of Ontario to monitor the pharmacies in their provision of drugs for seniors, welfare recipients, disabled and other eligible for assistance under various programs. The annual report of the province's spending has included the overvbilling by pharmacies and lax medication practices at long-term care facilities. The review has found that more than 30% of claims exceeded Ontario Drug Formulary prices by more than 100%, while pharmacy has made 300 claims in 5 months for 1 ineligible individual.


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