October 21, 2018

The negative side of OHIP+

By REBECCA SOARES For many, the new OHIP + program seems to be a blessing with few downsides. However, according to pharmacists in the region, this isn’t necessarily the case. “At first glance it seems like a great idea for most people, but when you look into it, most people 24 and under are covered under their parents’ health benefits,” said Ayman Labib, pharmacist at Lang’s Medical Pharmacy. “The parents … Continued

OHIP+ a prescription plus for students

BY MELISSA HORTON If you’re under the age of 25 and have prescriptions, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan+ (OHIP+) may have you covered. As of Jan 1, more than 4,400 prescription drugs will be free to Ontarians under the age of 25. Children and young adults will no longer have to rely on their parents’ coverage or private insurance to pay for their prescriptions. Now, it can all be done … Continued