Ontario 30-day limit on prescriptions expected to end by July 1
2020-06-01 from ctvnews.ca
Ontarians who rely on prescription medication will hopefully see an onerous COVID-19 precaution lifted by the end of June.
A 30-day limit on prescriptions was brought in by the Ontario government in the early days of the pandemic in an effort to prevent drug shortages. Spokespeople for Ontario's seniors community and the province's pharmacy industry say they expect the limitation will be lifted within the month, returning to the usual 90-day maximum by July 1.
"It's been a difficult policy," said Justin Bates, the chief executive officer of the Ontario Pharmacists Association. "We stand by the policy, we think it was the right thing to do, but I think everybody's hopeful that we can get back to 90 days and to a normal cycle of quantity."
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