Government of New Brunswick
Health

Drug Submissions Requirements

Brand Drug Submissions

Brand drug submission requirements are outlined in the procedures of the respective common drug review processes at: NB Drug Plan Drug Review Process. Please send a copy of each brand drug submission in the specified format to:

Mail
NB Drug Plans
Pharmaceutical Services Department of Health
Box 5100
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G8

Phone: (506) 453-8266
Fax: (506) 453-3983
E -mail: info@nbdrugs-medicamentsnb.ca

Courier
NB Drug Plans
Pharmaceutical Services Department of Health
520 King Street, HSBC Place
Fredericton, NB E3B 6G3

 

Generic Drug Submissions

Manufacturers may make submissions for generic drug products to the NB Drug Plans at any time. Drugs are reviewed in order of receipt on an on-going basis.

Generic drug submissions that meet all the requirements and have prices confirmed by the last working day of a month will be considered for the next monthly update. A Formulary Update bulletin of generic drug product additions is generally issued the last week of every month and posted at http://www.gnb.ca/0212/BenefitUpdates-e.asp.

To obtain a copy of the Generic Drug Submission Requirements and Submission Summary Form, please send your request by email to submissions@nbdrugs-medicamentsnb.ca.

Background

The New Brunswick Pharmacy Act provides authority for pharmacists to dispense a pharmaceutically equivalent product. Effective July 1, 2014, product selection rests with the pharmacist at the time of filling a prescription. Therefore, drugs are no longer added to the NB Formulary (interchangeable pharmaceutical products list). However, the list will continue to be available on the Department of Health’s website for reference.