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

2018

#671 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 2018.pdf

Influenza Immunization Distribution

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#670 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 2018.pdf

Addition of Auvi-Q® Epinephrine Auto-Injector

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#669 Pharmacy Information Bulletin August 2018.pdf

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#668 Pharmacy Information Bulletin August 2018.pdf

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#667 Pharmacy Information Bulletin July 2018.pdf

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#666 Pharmacy Information Bulletin June 2018.pdf

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#665 Pharmacy Information Bulletin May 2018.pdf

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#664 Pharmacy Information Bulleting May 2018.pdf

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#663 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2018

Update for Hepatitis C Medications

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#662a Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2018.pdf

HIV Medication Coverage

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#661 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2018.pdf

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#660 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2018.pdf

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#659 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2018.pdf

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#658 Pharmacy Information Bulletin February 2018.pdf

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#657 Pharmacy Information Bulletin January 2018.pdf

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#656 Pharmacy Information Bulletin January 2018.pdf

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2017

#655 Pharmacy Information Bulletin December 2017.pdf

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#654 Pharmacy Information Bulletin December 2017.pdf

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#652 Pharmacy Information Bulletin November 2017.pdf

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#647 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 2017.pdf

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#645 Pharmacy Information Bulletin August 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 July 2017

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#640 Pharmacy Information Bulletin June 2017

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#638 Pharmacy Information Bulletin May 2017

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#635 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2017

Formulary & Exception  Drug  Status (EDS) Updates

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#634 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2017

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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin December 2016

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

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#628 Pharmacy Information Bulletin December 2016

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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin November 2016

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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin November 2016

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

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#623 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 2016

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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 2016.pdf

FORMULARY & EXCEPTION DRUG STATUS (EDS) UPDATES

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#617 Pharmacy Information Bulletin July 2016

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

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#616 Pharmacy Information Bulletin August 2016

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#615 Pharmacy Information Bulletin July 2016

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#614 Pharmacy Information Bulletin June 2016

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#613 Pharmacy Information Bulletin June 2016

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#612 Pharmacy Information Bulletin May 2016

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

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#609 Pharmacy Information Bulletin May 2016.pdf

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#610 Pharmacy Information Bulletin May 2016.pdf

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#606 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2016

FORMULARY & EXCEPTION DRUG STATUS (EDS) UPDATES

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#605 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2016

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#604 Pharmacy Information Bulletin February 2016

FORMULARY & EXCEPTION DRUG STATUS (EDS) UPDATES

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#603 Pharmacy Information Bulletin January 2016.pdf

FORMULARY & EXCEPTION DRUG STATUS (EDS) UPDATES

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2015

#600 Pharmacy Information Bulletin November 2015

Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program
Publicly Funded Influenza Vaccine Product Update

 

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#598 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 2015

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#597 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 2015.pdf

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#592 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 2015

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#591 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin August 2015

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

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#589 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 2015

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective August 1, 2015

Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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#587 Pharmacy Information Bulletin August 2015.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective August 1, 2015

Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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#586 Pharmacy Information Bulletin July 2015.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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin July 2015.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective July 1, 2015

Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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#585a Pharmacy Information Bulletin July 2015.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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin June 2015.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective June 1, 2015

​Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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#583 Pharmacy Information Bulletin May 2015.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective May 1, 2015

​Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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#582 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2015.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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2015.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective April 1, 2015

​Products listed as benefits in Saskatchewan.

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#580 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2015.pdf

Changes to Seniors Drug Plan 2015-16 Budget Announcement

Effective July 1, 2015

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#579 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2015.pdf

Pan-Canadian Generic Price Changes

Effective April 1, 2015

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#578 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2015.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective March 1, 2015

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#577 Pharmacy Information Bulletin February 2015.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective February 1, 2015

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#576 Pharmacy Information Bulletin January 2015.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective January 1, 2015

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2014

#573 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 2014.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective September 1, 2014

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#572 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 2014.pdf

Online Adjudication for Medical Supplies - Update #3

Effective September 19, 2014

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#571 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 2014.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective September 1, 2014

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#570 Pharmacy Information Bulletin August 2014.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective August 1, 2014

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#569 Pharmacy Information Bulletin July 2014.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective July 1, 2014

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#564 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2014.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective April 1, 2014

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#562 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2014.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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2014.pdf

Formulary & Exception Drug Status (EDS) Updates

Effective March 1, 2014

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#558 Pharmacy Information Bulletin January 2014.pdf

Online Adjudication for Medical Supplies - Update #2

Effective January 13, 2014

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2007

#416 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2007.pdf

Seamless Care Fee (Policy)

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Sask Formulary Bulletins

2018

#171 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin July 2018.pdf

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#170 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin April 2018 - Hepatitis C.pdf

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#169 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin April 2018.pdf

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2017

#168 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin January 2018.pdf

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#167 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin October 2017.pdf

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#166 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin July 2017

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#164 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin April 2017

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#163 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin January 2017

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2016

#162 Saskatchewan Formularly Bulletin October 2016.pdf

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#160 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin August 2016

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#159 Saskatchewan Formularly Bulletin July 2016.pdf

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#158 Saskatchewan Formularly Bulletin May 2016

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#157 Saskatchewan Formularly Bulletin January 2016

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2015

#156 Saskatchewan Formularly Bulletin October 2015.pdf

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#155 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin August 2015.pdf

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#154 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin July 2015.pdf

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#153 Saskatchewan Formularly Bulletin April 2015.pdf

New Hepatitis C Exception Drug Status

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#152 Saskatchewan Formularly Bulletin April 2015.pdf

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2014

#149 Saskatchewan Formularly Bulletin September 2014.pdf

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#148 Saskatchewan Formularly Bulletin July 2014.pdf

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#147 Saskatchewan Formularly Bulletin May 2014.pdf

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#146 Saskatchewan Formularly Bulletin April 2014.pdf

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Days Supply Policy Bulletins

Quantity Days Supply Exception

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Professional Services Bulletins

Emergency Contraception

#346 Pharmacy Information Bulletin August 2003

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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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#942 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2011

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#493 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2011

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#504 Pharmacy Information Bulletin January 2012

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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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#540 Pharmacy Information Bulletin June 2013

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#540a Pharmacy Information Bulletin June 2013

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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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#566 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2014

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Methadone Managed Care

#337 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2013

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PACT

PACT Policy & Procedure

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#546 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 2013

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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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#469 Pharmacy Information Bulletin January 2010

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#484 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 2010

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Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program (SMAP) Policy Sept 2015

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Seamless Care

#416 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2007

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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 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 2015.pdf

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Extemporaneous Preparations Bulletins

#471 Pharmacy Information Bulletin February 2010.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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What's New

Update on the EpiPen® Shortage

On July 30, Health Canada issued an Information Update, indicating that the supply of EpiPen® in the 0.3 mg format is expected to be very limited at pharmacies during the month of August. This means that while some pharmacies may currently have some inven

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2018-2019 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program Participation

The Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) is registering pharmacies that plan to participate in the Province’s 2018-2019 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program (the Program).

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Disability Tax Credit

There is a disability tax credit offered to those with ostomy

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Mandatory Influenza Update Webinar

from CPDPP: Influenza Update Webinar

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