Prescription Drug Program - Cystic Fibrosis (Plan B)
The Prescription Drug Program provides drug coverage to eligible residents of New Brunswick.
Individuals diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, juvenile or infant sclerosis of the pancreas, who are not entitled to receive similar services from any other source. Individuals must be registered with New Brunswick Medicare in accordance with the Medical Services Payment Act.
Coverage will remain in effect as long as the beneficiary continues to meet the eligibility requirements and resides in New Brunswick.
The New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program Formulary (see Related Links below) lists the drugs which are eligible for coverage for each plan. Prescriptions for these drugs must be filled by a pharmacy or designated dispensing physician in New Brunswick in order to be reimbursed.
Individuals on this plan are required to pay a co-payment of 20% of the costs for each prescription up to a maximum of $20. The maximum in co-payments is $500 per family unit in one fiscal year. There is an annual registration fee of $50.
Individuals who hold a valid health card for prescription drugs through the Department of Social Development (Plan F) do not pay the yearly registration fee and their co-pay reflects their respective plan.