Pharmacists slam Ontario drug reforms

The Toronto Star

The stage is set for a battle between the Ontario government and pharmacists over drug reforms being introduced Wednesday by Health Minster Deb Matthews.

The government says Ontarians could see their pharmacists fulfill services that doctors and nurses have mostly performed until now.

But pharmacists warn they can’t afford to do that and some may have to reduce hours or close, increasing wait times for prescriptions, because looming drug price cuts will cripple their bottom line.

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