Smoking Cessation - New Prescribing Authority

Mon, Jan 21, 2019

The new prescribing authority means patients who are seeking to quit can see their pharmacist. "Whether tobacco users are considering quitting for the first time or trying again after previous attempts to quit, the new prescribing authority will help," said Dawn Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan (PAS).  "Covered services include a blend of therapies—medications and counseling—tailored for individual patients' goals and needs."  

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Backgrounders include the Patient FAQ and the Tobacco Fact Sheet.

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