N.S. senior blasts province over blood thinner coverage under pharmacare

CBC News

6 February 2020 - Province covers warfarin, but it requires closer monitoring than newer, more expensive alternative, apixaban.

A Nova Scotia senior is questioning how the province's pharmacare program for seniors decides which drugs to cover after his blood thinner was rejected, while the one that was approved requires close monitoring and blood tests.

Ken MacDonald of Port Morien said he's now paying $120 a month for the drug his doctor recommended. He points out many other seniors couldn't afford to do the same.

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