Alberta pharmacists unhappy with government fee change plan hold rallies - 660 NEWS
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Alberta pharmacists unhappy with government fee change plan hold rallies

Last Updated Apr 19, 2018 at 1:45 pm MDT

(Kendra Fowler - 660 NEWS)

CALGARY – Pharmacists unhappy with cuts the Alberta government is planning for some of the fees they charge are holding rallies in the province.

The government hopes the changes will save $150 million over two years and bring fees in line with other provinces.

The plan includes cutting some medication dispensing fees and putting a cap on how often the fees can be charged to seniors for the same medication.

In Calgary, pharmacists marched to a government office for a rally.

Pharmacist Mark Percy says the changes will affect patient care and the government ignored ideas put forward by the industry to reduce costs.

Similar rallies are being held in Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.