Drug Plan Bulletins and Publications

Please find on this page the latest bulletins and publications created by the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) and provided to PAS.

These documents can also be found in the Bulletins page on the Drug Plan WEB page, accessible only in community pharmacies.

Pharmacy Information Bulletins

2017

#655 Pharmacy Information Bulletins December 2017.pdf

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#654 Pharmacy Information Bulletin December 2017.pdf

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#652 Pharmacy Information Bulletin November 2017 Additions.pdf

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#647 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 2017.pdf

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#645 Pharmacy Information Bulletin 2017

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#644 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 2017

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#643 Pharmacy Information Bulletin August 2017

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#641 Pharmacy Information Bulletin

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#640 Pharmacy Information Bulletin

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#638 Pharmacy Information Bulletin

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#635 Pharmacy Information Bulletin

Formulary & Exception  Drug  Status (EDS) Updates

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#634 Prescription Drug Amendment Regulations

Prescription Drug Amendment Regulations 2017 - Exempted Codeine Products

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EHB Budget Annoucement

Budget Announcement on Changes to Extended Health Benefits 

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#629 Pharmacy Information Bulletin January 2017

629 January 2017 Pharmacy Information Bulletin

Formulary and Exception Drug Status Updates

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2016

628 December 2016 Q & A on Maximum Allowable Cost Policy Update

#628 Maximum Allowable Cost Policy Update Q & A December 6, 2016

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628 December 2016 Maximum Allowable Cost Policy Update

628 Maximum Allowable Cost Update December 6, 2016 

Effective December 5, 2016 the following changes are listed 

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627 Pharmacy Information Bulletin December 2016

FORMULARY & EXCEPTION DRUG STATUS (EDS) UPDATES
Effective December 1, 2016 the following products are listed as benefits in Saskatchewan:

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626 Bulletin November 2016 Claims System Enhancements LTC Residents

CLAIMS SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS – LONG TERM CARE RESIDENTS
Effective November 21, 2016, the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) implemented enhancements
to the current DPEBB claims system to ensure appropriate billing of medical supplies and Professional Services
Fees for Long Term Care residents.

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625 Bulletin November 2016 PROVINCIAL MID-YEAR FINANCIAL UPDATE

The following changes were announced today during the Mid-Year Financial Update.  

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623 Bulletin October 2016 IIF Correction

Correction of Step 2 in the Influenza Immunization Fee (IIF) Billing Procedure
It has come to the attention of the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) that there was an error in DPEBB Pharmacy Information Bulletin #621 with regards to Step 2 when a claim is submitted by a pharmacy for the Influenza Immunization Fee (IIF). The $13.00 IIF should be entered as the acquisition cost, rather than the dispensing fee. 

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619 Bulletin October 2016.pdf

FORMULARY & EXCEPTION DRUG STATUS (EDS) UPDATES

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617 Bulletin July 2016 Levonorgestrel 1.5mg Additional Information

Addition of Plan B, Backup Plan Onestep 1.5mg tablets to ECP Benefit List

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616 August 2016 Additions

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615 July 2016 Additions

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614 June 2016 BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT

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613 June 1, 2016 Additions

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612 May 19, 2016 v.2 - Methadone and Suboxone Billing Process Changes

CHANGES TO METHADONE AND SUBOXONE BILLING – effective MAY 25, 2016

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609 May 2016 Additions.pdf

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610 May 1, 2016 Additions, Diabetic.pdf

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606 March 1, 2016 Additions

FORMULARY & EXCEPTION DRUG STATUS (EDS) UPDATES

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605 Pan-Canadian effective April 2016

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604 Bulletin - February 1 2016 Additions

FORMULARY & EXCEPTION DRUG STATUS (EDS) UPDATES

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603 Bulletin - Additions - January 1, 2016.pdf

FORMULARY & EXCEPTION DRUG STATUS (EDS) UPDATES

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2015

600 Bulletin- Influenza Immunization Update - Nov 13, 2015

Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program
Publicly Funded Influenza Vaccine Product Update

 

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598 Bulletin Oct 19, 2015 IIF Correction

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597 Bulletin - Antivirals and Long Term Care - Oct 14, 2015

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596 October 9, 2015 Influenza Immunization Vaccine Distribution

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594a October 6, 2015 Influenza Immunization Program

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594 October 6, 2015 Influenza Immunization Program

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593 October 1 2015 Additions.pdf

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592 Bulletin - Influenza Immunization - September 28,2015

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591 Bulletin - Proprietor Agreement - September 1, 2015

The Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) and the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan (PAS) have completed negotiations on a one year agreement.

Effective September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016

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590 Minor Ailments

Prescriptive Authority Update #8 - Minor Ailments Effective August 28, 2015

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589 Bulletin September 1, 2015 - Additions

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective August 1, 2015

Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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587 august 1, 2015 additions.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective August 1, 2015

Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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586 additional supplies.pdf

Additional Supplies

Published July 3, 2015

As a result of evacuations due to forest fires in Saskatchewan, Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) has received requests for individuals who need to obtain an additional month supply of prescriptions or medical supplies. In some cases, the additional month exceeds the approved quantities or exceeds the standard "HC" rule (3 prescriptions in a 45 day period).

Pharmacists and suppliers may contact the DPEBB at 1-800-667-7581 or 306-787-3317 to request a quantity-days supply exception for a one- month supply at the existing deductible and/or copayment, for affected individuals during this period.

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585 july 1, 2015 additions.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective July 1, 2015

Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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585a july 1, 2015 (eylea lucentis).pdf

Effective July 1, 2015, Eylea (aflibercept), a new anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) product will receive Exception Drug Status listing status. Criteria for Eylea will include the following: age-related macular edema, diabetic macular edema (DME) and central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO).

Effective July 1, 2015, Lucentis (ranibizumab) criteria will expand to include age-related macular edema, diabetic macular edema (DME), retinal vein occlusion (RVO), as well as choroidal neovascularization (CNV).The following bulletin provides information regarding the approval and payment process for Lucentis and Eylea.

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584 june 1, 2015 additions.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective June 1, 2015

​Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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583 may 1, 2015 additions.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective May 1, 2015

​Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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582 april 1 2015 hepatitis c drugs.pdf

New EDS Listing - HEPATITIS C oral Medication

Effective April 1, 2015

The following drugs used to treat Hepatitis C will be eligible for approval under Exception Drug Status (EDS): Harvoni® (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir), Sovaldi® (sofosbuvir) and Ibavyr® (ribavirin). Please refer to the April 1, 2015 Formulary Bulletin for the full EDS criteria at this link.

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581 additions april 2015.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective April 1, 2015

​Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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580 - march 18, 2015.pdf

Changes to Seniors Drug Plan 2015-16 Budget Announcement

Effective July 1, 2015

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579 april 1, 2015 pan-canadian.pdf

Pan-Canadian Generic Price Changes

Effective April 1, 2015

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578 march 1, 2015 additions.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective March 1, 2015

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577 february 1 2015 additions.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective February 1, 2015

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576 january 1 2015 additions.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective January 1, 2015

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2014

573 october 1 2014 additions.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective September 1, 2014

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572 (online medical supplies billing update 3).pdf

Online Adjudication for Medical Supplies - Update #3

Effective September 19, 2014

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571 september 1, 2014 additions.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective September 1, 2014

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570 august 1 2014 additions eds updates.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective August 1, 2014

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569 additions july 1, 2014.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective July 1, 2014

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564 pharmacy agreement 2014.pdf

Proprietor Agreement

The Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) and the Pharmacists' Association of Saskatchewan (PAS) have completed negotiations on a one year agreement (effective April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015). The terms of the agreement are outlined and support the Ministry of Health's strategic areas of focus: Better Health, Better Care, Better Value and Better Teams.

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563 april 1 2014 additions.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective April 1, 2014

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562 pancanadian generics notice for apr 1 pricing inventory.pdf

Pan-Canadian Generic Price Changes

Effective April 1, 2014

Provinces and territories are continuing to work together to lower generic drug prices.

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561 additions march2014.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective March 1, 2014

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558 pharmacy bulletin online medical supplies billing update 2.pdf

Online Adjudication for Medical Supplies - Update #2

Effective January 13, 2014

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2007

seamless care bulletin 416 march 2007.pdf

Seamless Care Fee (Policy)

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Sask Formulary Bulletins

2017

#167 Pharmacy Formulary Bulletin October 2017.pdf

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#166 July 1 2017 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin

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#164 SK Formulary Bulletin - April 1, 2017

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163 Bulletin January 2017

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2016

162 Bulletin October 1, 2016.pdf

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160 Bulletin August 1, 2016

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159 July 1, 2016 Bulletin.pdf

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158 May 1, 2016

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157 Bulletin - January 1, 2016

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2015

156 October 1, 2015.pdf

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155 august 1, 2015.pdf

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154 july 1, 2015.pdf

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153 april 1, 2015 hep c.pdf

New Hepatitis C Exception Drug Status

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152 april 1, 2015.pdf

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2014

149 september 1, 2014.pdf

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148 bulletin july 1, 2014.pdf

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147 may 1 2014 tecfidera.pdf

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146 april 1 2014.pdf

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Days Supply Policy Bulletins

Quantity Days Supply Exception

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Professional Services Bulletins

Emergency Contraception

Pharmacy Information Bulletin #346

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Direct Observed Therapy

#165 SK Formulary Bulletin Hepatitus C Update

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Direct Observed Therapy (DOT) - Policy & Procedure

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Direct Observed Therapy Form Appendix III

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Hepatitis C Drugs.pdf

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Prescriptive Authority Prescribing

Level 1 Prescriptive Authority Pharmacist Guide

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PAS It On #48 - Special Edition Prescriptive Authority

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #492

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #493

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #504

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Prescriptive Authority FAQ's

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Sask Medication Assessment Program

Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program (SMAP) Policy Sept 2015

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SK Medication Assessment Program - Policy

Updated April 1, 2014

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #540

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #540a

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SMAP - Procedures and Guidelines

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Minor Aliment Prescribing

PAS It On #52 Special Edition Minor Ailments.pdf

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #566 - Minor Ailments Prescribing Policy

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Methadone Managed Care

Pharmacy Information Bulletin #337

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PACT

PACT Policy & Procedure

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #546

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Home Care/Mental Health - Medication Assessment and Compliance Packaging

CLSD MACCP Policy

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Home Care - MACCP Policy

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Medication Assessment Program Comparison Chart

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Mental Health - MACCP Policy

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #469

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #484

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Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program (SMAP) Policy Sept 2015

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Seamless Care

Pharmacy Information Bulletin #416

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Hepatitis C Drugs.pdf

Harvoni, Sovaldi and Ibavyr

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Trial Prescription Program

Trial Prescription Program Policy.pdf

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Refusal to Dispense

Refusal to Dispense Fee Policy

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Online Medical Supplies Bulletins

Questions & Answers - Online Medical Supplies

September 2014

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Online Medical Supplies

September 2014

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Blood Glucose Test Strips Bulletins

Blood Glucose Test Strips Health Professional

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BGTS FAQ.pdf

Blood Glucose Test Strips - FAQ's

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BGTS Poster.pdf

Blood Glucose Test Strips - Poster

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Blood Glucose Test Strip Policy and Procedure EXTERNAL October 8 2015.pdf

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#595 BGTS Bulletin October 8, 2015.pdf

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Extemporaneous Preparations Bulletins

471 Pharmacy Information Bulletin Feb 1, 2010 Compound Policy.pdf

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Extemporaneous Preparations Policy -Sept 2014.pdf

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Replacement Prescriptions

Replacement Prescriptions updated March 2011.pdf

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