Ontario expands pharmacists’ prescription powers to include 6 more common ailments – CTV

Oct. 1, 2023

Ontario residents can now access treatment and medication for six additional common ailments at pharmacies across the province.

The move was announced by Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sylvia Jones in Etobicoke Sunday morning.

“Expanding the list of common ailments pharmacists can treat, people will now get faster, more convenient access to the care they need closer to home, while helping to further reduce wait times at our community clinics and hospitals,” Jones said Sunday.

The six new ailments – acne, canker sores, diaper rash, yeast infections, parasitic worms, and pregnancy nausea – will be added to the existing 16, of which a list can be found on the ministry’s website.

Read more: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-expands-pharmacists-prescription-powers-to-include-6-more-common-ailments-1.6584456

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