Drug Coverage for Opioid Use Disorder

PharmaCare covers the following drugs as treatment for opioid use disorder:

  • Several formulations of methadone 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).