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Term: Public Cost-Total

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Last Updated: 2005-11-28


The total amount the government spends toward the purchase of prescriptions dispensed. These include Pharmacare expenses after patients have reached their individual deductibles, payments under the Family Services plan, and the Non-Insured Benefits plan for First Nations people.

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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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