The province is inviting Island residents to share their opinion on prescription drug coverage to help guide development and expansion of drug costs assistance under the Improving Affordable Access to Prescription Drugs project, which aims to make it easier for people living in PEI to access and afford medications.

Under the federal-provincial agreement, the province will receive $35 million over four years in federal funding to add new drugs to its list of covered drugs and lower out of pocket costs for drugs covered under existing public plans for Island residents. The province aims to make improvements to PEI drug programs and bring them into closer alignment with programs in neighbouring provinces.

With the agreement, those who are most vulnerable like uninsured Islanders, seniors, and families with high burden of medication cost will benefit from improved access to drugs and a reduction or removal of co-pays for some medications.

Parkinson Canada invites stakeholders in the province to provide their written comments on prescription drug coverage by completing an online survey which is available here, from October 19 to 26, 2022, 11:59pm.

A physical questionnaire can also be obtained by contacting, preferably with subject line “Physical Copy of IAAPD survey”.