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NB Drug Plans expanding coverage of smoking cessation therapies.

Nov 24, 2015

NB Drug Plans expanding coverage of smoking cessation therapies.

The New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition is pleased to have heard about the recent addition of two smoking cessation therapies coverage under the NB Drug Plans (New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program and New Brunswick Drug Plan).

Effective November 24, 2015, two nicotine replacement therapies (nictotine gum and nicotine patch) have been added as benefits on the New Brunswick Drug Plans Formulary. These therapies will now be covered by the New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program and the New Brunswick Drug Plan. To be elligible, patients must obtain a prescription from their doctor, a registered nurse or a pharmacist. 

Smokers who wish to take advantage of this program must be registered and covered under the New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program or the New Brunswick Drug Plan in order to receive the free nicotine replacement therapies.

The New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program is limited to the following beneficiary groups:

The New Brunswick Drug Plan is available to all New Brunswick residents who:

  1. have an active Medicare Card;

  2. do not have existing drug coverage (through a private plan or a government program); or

  3. have existing drug coverage but it does not cover a specific drug that is included in the drug plan formulary or the resident has reached their yearly or lifetime maximum for drug coverage.

More information:  

NB Drug Plans Formulary Update Bulletin 

NB Drug Plans Smoking Cessation Therapies webpage