New Democratic Party of New Brunswick’s responses

If elected, will your government commit to:

1.Decrease the wait for listing new drugs for coverage under the public drug plan, and

2. Increase the number of new cancer drugs approved for public reimbursement so that all New Brunswickers have timely access to the drugs they need.

NDP Answers

1. New Brunswick needs its own drug formulary, as opposed to using the national formulary. This would reduce wait times for the listing of new drugs for coverage under the public drug plan, while still ensuring that evidence-based assessments from health professionals ensure that only scientifically-proven effective drugs are provided.

2. Please see above.