Drugs not eligible for consideration through special authorization:
Reimbursement of brand name products when generics exist
When generic products are available for a brand name drug, the New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program (NBPDP) will only reimburse pharmacies for the lowest cost generic product. Beneficiaries, who choose to receive a brand name product when a generic product exists, are responsible for paying any difference in price.
The NBPDP will consider requests for reimbursement of brand name drugs when a beneficiary has had a hypersensitivity reaction (e.g. edema, respiratory distress, serum sickness, anaphylaxis) to a non-medicinal ingredient contained in the generic product. Requests may be made by submitting a completed Special Authorization Request Form and providing details of the hypersensitivity reaction.
Information on the safety and effectiveness of generic drugs is available on Health Canada’s website at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/med-gen-eng.php.
To request coverage through Special Authorization,
the prescriber should mail or fax the following information:
Reason for the Request
Special authorization requests for beneficiaries of Plans A,B,E,F,G,R,V should be sent by mail or FAX to:
Plan U (HIV - Infected Persons) special authorization requests should be sent by mail or FAX to: