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Ottawa, Jun 12 (Canadian-Media): Stabilization of the supply of many drugs and medications in the province has enabled Ontario government to replace the recommended 30-day supply limit for dispensing Ontario Drug Benefit program medications to 100-day supply at a time from their pharmacy or dispensing physician effective June 15, 2020, media reports said.
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In March 2020, to ensure an adequate supply of medications in the province during COVID-19, pharmacists and physicians were asked to dispense 30-days or less of medication at a time for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients, with some exceptions. This action by the government helped ensure Ontarians were able to access the medications they need during this unprecedented time.
But with the stabilization of drug supply, things situation has changed.
Christine Elliott, Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Health said, "This will be much more convenient for people, especially for our seniors and vulnerable citizens."
The province will continue to monitor the situation to ward off any disruptions to the drug supply chain in the future.