Saskatoon pharmacy disciplined for overbilling Indigenous Services Canada – northeastNOW

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 202329 Views

Feb 1, 2023

After the pharmacy manager blew the whistle, SRx Pharma Inc. — which runs a pharmacy in Saskatoon — has been found guilty of misconduct.

According to the discipline documents from the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals, in 2017 and 2018, the pharmacy overbilled the non-insured health benefits program (NIHB) to the tune of thousands of dollars for hepatitis C medication.

The NIHB is a program under Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), which provides eligible First Nations and Inuit people with coverage for a range of things including prescription medication.

The pharmacy was accused of not only submitting billing for the medication higher than was paid, but also for having the drug wholesaler change invoices to match the inflated billing.

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