Easing away from the 30-day medication supply recommendation over the next two weeks
May 4, 2020 – St. John’s, NL – Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Board
On March 19, 2020, the Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB) provided guidance to pharmacists and the public that a 30-day supply of medication was recommended in order to protect the public’s health interest as we proceed through the COVID-19 pandemic. This temporary measure was made purely in the best interest of the public’s health and safety. NLPB is pleased to report that due to a nationwide effort to protect drug supply, medication inventories appear to be stabilizing and returning to pre-pandemic quantities. Over the next two weeks, the 30-day supply recommendation is being eased away from on condition that pharmacists have the supply they need on hand to provide patients with a longer days’ supply; it is important to note that some restrictions may still apply depending on specific drug shortages that occur.