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Term: Drug Reimbursement Policies

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2003-11-01


The mechanisms used to reimburse pharmacies for products dispensed. Two commonly used drug reimbursement policies include: Maximum Allowable Cost pricing and Actual Acquisition Cost. These policies differ across provinces.

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  • Morgan SG, Kozyrskyj A, Metge C, Roos NP. Pharmaceuticals: Therapeutic interchange and pricing policies. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2003. [Report] [Summary] (View)
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