Coverage of drugs for the treatment of opioid addiction
PharmaCare covers the following drugs as treatment for opioid addiction:
- Methadose™ for maintenance
- buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone® and generics)
- Kadian® 24-hour slow release oral morphine (under certain conditions)
PharmaCare covers these medications under the income-based Fair PharmaCare plan. It also provides 100% coverage under PharmaCare Plan C (Income Assistance), Plan G (Psychiatric Medications), and Plan W (First Nations Health Benefits).