The Manitoba government is adding new drugs to the provincial formulary making Trikafta for cystic fibrosis (CF) and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) available to those who meet eligibility for the treatment.
The province is amending legislation to streamline how its prescription drug formularies are updated, which would provide faster and better access to drugs and other therapies for Manitobans.
The Manitoba government has announced that it is establishing two new programs to pay for advanced glucose monitors and insulin pumps for individuals aged 25 years and younger.
The Manitoba government has added 89 drugs to the provincial formulary, including 81 generic medications, Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson announced.
Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen, announced that the Manitoba government has added 137 drugs to the provincial formulary, including 109 generic medications.
Showing its continuing commitment to implementing recommendations made in the Virgo report on mental health and addictions, the Manitoba government has made it easier to access two drugs used to fight alcohol addiction.
The Manitoba government has added 79 drugs to the provincial drug formulary to ensure patients have access to these medications through the Manitoba Pharmacare program.
Patients now have access to an additional 154 medications through the Manitoba Pharmacare Program, including enhanced access to drugs used to treat diabetes.
Steinbach MLA and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced that the province will introduce a cap on dispensing fees to help reduce costs for patients and the provincial drug plan, and ensure pharmacies remain able to recover costs associated with dispensing drugs.
Steinbach MLA and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen, announced that Manitobans recovering from opioid addictions will receive new support with the removal of coverage criteria for suboxone to the Manitoba Pharmacare Program.