Petitioning Minister of Health, Ontario Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins and 1 other

How much is this drug?

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Doctors and patients need to know drug costs before getting to the pharmacy.

We, the undersigned  jointly encourage and promote our provincial government to mandate drug-cost transparency on electronic medical records (EMRs) in real time when e-prescriptions are provided to our patients. 
Knowing prices of drugs will help patients, physicians and nurse practitioners by:

  • Allowing for an improved dialogue between prescribers and patients to help ensure prescription affordability at the time recommendations are made
  • Reducing negative feelings such as shame and guilt experienced by patients at the prospect of not being able to afford prescriptions. 
  • Ensuring drugs are taken and thereby reducing medical complications and distress by loved ones
  • Reducing drug costs in the long term

The Ontario Drug Benefits program is a transparent program that provides drug reimbursements to pharmacies. While available, such cost information is currently inaccessible to patients and prescribers when prescriptions are provided. 

My signature indicates that I fully support that physicians and nurse practitioners have access to Ontario Drug Benefit drug costs using electronic medical records in real time when prescribing. 

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Minister of Health, Ontario
    Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins
  • Assistant Deputy, Ministry of Health
    Suzanne McGurn, R.N.


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