In Quebec, drug spending has risen by 88% in 10 years
This has put excessive strain on private group insurance plans
To keep insurance plans viable, measures are needed to control costs
After years of lobbying, supported by employers, the Quebec insurance industry has succeeded in obtaining transparent pharmacy drug invoices
From now on, your pharmacist must give you a detailed invoice specifying:
1) Ingredient cost
2) Wholesaler mark-up
3) Pharmacist professional fee
This transparency makes it easier to choose the pharmacy with the best prices
With a detailed invoice, it is now easier for you to compare fees included in the price of your prescriptions, which vary from one pharmacy to another. Shopping around for a pharmacy can save you money.
Making an informed choice of pharmacy means everybody wins.
Useful information: mypharmacyinvoice.ca