Cancer can be expensive to treat and manage. In a literature review conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society in 2010, findings showed that most of the costs incurred by patients and their families were traced back to travelling expenses, out-of-pocket costs, and cancer drugs and prescription medicines. This section is meant to provide financial aid and resources specific to cancer patients and their families residing in Newfoundland & Labrador.
Newfoundland and Labrador interchangeable drug products formulary (NIDPF)
The Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program (NLPDP) provides financial assistance for the purchase of eligible prescription medications for those who reside in the province. There are five main plans under the program: The Foundation Plan, The 65Plus Plan, The Access Plan, The Assurance Plan and The Select Needs Plan.
Canadian Cancer Society
Aid and further resources are available through the Canadian Cancer Society Newfoundland & Labrador division, local charities and other government agencies. To find out more please visit their page.