Provincial Drug Coverage Chart

As of March 2017

Coverage is under constant review and is subject to change.

Access to a generic equivalent is generally reported to be identical to that of the relevant brand name medication.

 

Type of Listing

Province

Bisphosphonates

SERMs

Teriparatide

(PTH)

Denosumab

Etidronate

Alendronate

Risedronate

Zoledronic

Acid

Raloxifene

Didrocal®

Generics

available

Fosamax®

Generics

available

Fosavance®

Generics

available

Actonel®

Generics

available

Actonel

DR™

Aclasta® Evista® Forteo® Prolia®
BC Open

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access**

AB Open

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access**

SK Open

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

MB Open

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

ON Open

Access

Open

Access

Open

Access

Open

Access

Open

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

QC Open

Access

Open

Access

Open

Access

Open

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Open

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

NB Open

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

NS Restricted

Access*

Open
Access
Generics
only
Open

Access

Open
Access
Generics
only
Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

PEI Open

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Accessible

NFLD Open

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

YT Open

Access

Open

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

Not

Accessible

Restricted

Access

*Etidronate is now Restricted Access as it is not as effective as other options such as alendronate or risedronate.
**Coverage for both women and men who meet the relevant criteria