New drugs approved by Health Canada for sale but not yet listed on the ODB formulary may, based on your physician's opinion, be the only treatment available to improve a health condition. In exceptional circumstances, physicians may request special coverage of a non-listed drug product not normally covered by ODB under a process referred to as Section 8. Section 8 must be requested in writing by the physician on behalf of his or her patient, and will be for a specific period of time. If this specific drug is required for a longer period of time, then the physician must reapply on behalf of the patient.
Find out more about the Ontario Drug Benefit: Section 8 - Special coverage program.
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