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Pharmacy chain fined $30K after Saskatoon pharmacist flagged overbilling of Indigenous Services Canada – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202393 Views

Feb 03, 2023

SRx pleaded guilty to marking up hepatitis C drugs over the maximum allowable amount

The pharmacy chain SRx Pharma has been fined $30,000 for overbilling Indigenous Services Canada for drugs used to treat hepatitis C, after a Saskatoon pharmacist alerted the province’s regulatory body to the practice.

It’s the largest fine ever handed out by the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals, the regulatory body for pharmacists in the province, according to a written decision from a college disciplinary committee.

The overbilling involved marking up hepatitis C drugs over the maximum allowable provincial prices and altering invoices, according to the decision, dated Dec. 27.

It was brought to the attention of the college when the pharmacist at SRx Pharma’s Saskatoon location lodged a complaint with the college.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/srx-pharmacy-fined-overbilling-indigenous-services-1.6736010

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