Senior Is Shocked By Impending Rise In Prescription Charge

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 13:29 PM

CHSJ News has been told seniors will have to start paying four dollars more for each of their prescriptions under the NB Drug programme beginning October 1st.

Lillian Bennett Bennett, who phoned our newsroom, says this will prove to be a financial hardship for those seniors who have a lot of prescriptions and they're scrambling around wondering what they should do after finding out. 

She has five prescriptions herself.

Bennett, who lives in the high rise at Loch Lomand Villa, adds this has come as a total surprise and even was told the pharmacists didn't get that much of a heads up.

We have contacted the Department of Health to seek an explanation about what's going on and whether there had been prior notification