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New plan will come into effect January 2018 and fully cover 4,400 drugs. New Ontario Law in 2018
The program was announced in the last provincial budget and will come into effect Jan. 1. More than 4,400 drug products will be covered for anyone under 25 with a prescription and a health card.
The province already covers prescription drug costs for seniors, people living in long-term care homes and those on social assistance.
All Ontario children and adults younger than 25 will have their full prescription drug costs covered by a new provincial pharmacare program, regardless of family income or whether they already have private insurance.
Currently, the Ontario Drug Plan (ODP) covers prescription drug costs for approximately 900,000 families on social assistance and another three million seniors.