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Saskatchewan largely lifts supply limits on prescription drugs

The Saskatchewan Government is mostly lifting supply limits on prescription drugs, effective May 20th.

The ban was put in place on March 18th to prevent disruptions in the supply chain, possibly leading to people not being able to get their medications. The province says that the drug supply across Canada is now largely secure, but some restrictions are still in place.

Some drugs like salbutamol inhalers and drug classes, for example, sedatives and antibiotics, are still in shorter supplies, and it will be up to the pharmacist to determine how much of these drugs can be given out at a time.

The drug supply across the country is being monitored at the federal level to determine when these restrictions can be adapted.

The Government adds that this ban largely didn’t affect residents though, as statistics show 87 per cent of Saskatchewan prescriptions are filled for a 34-day supply of medication.

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