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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/09/2010

Changes to Ontario’s drug system

Toronto — Ontario’s move to slash generic drug prices by at least 50 per cent took effect on July 1. Other changes to the province’s drug system include eliminating “professional allowances” — the payments generic drug companies make to pharmacy owners in exchange for stocking their products. Dispensing fees paid to rural pharmacies will also increase by as much as $5 per prescription and a transition fund will help pharmacies adapt to the new system.

New tool helps employers attract and train apprentices