Groundbreaking New App Helps Canadians Make Smarter Drug Choices

Today, Reformulary Group, Canada’s leading, independent drug plan management company, launched DrugFinder, a consumer app that allows Canadians to search prescription drugs and look up the drugs that provide the best combination of clinical and cost-effectiveness. DrugFinder enables users to make informed drug choices based on scientific evidence and independent medical advice thereby giving them greater control of their health.

Addressing consumer needs

Drug spending has risen dramatically in recent years due to an aging population, a related rise in chronic conditions, and a flood of expensive new specialty drugs on the market. Yet, an estimated 15 to 20 per cent of Canadians do not have any prescription drug coverage, forcing them to pay out of pocket to cover drug costs.

Drug Plan sustainability

DrugFinder was first launched in 2012 as a digital tool for employees whose plans are powered by the Reformulary to search drugs and look up preferred alternatives where appropriate. DrugFinder is currently available to about 130,000 employees across Canada. Plans that subscribe to the Reformulary have consistently achieved in-year savings and more sustainable drug spend. 

How it works

DrugFinder is an online tool that searches the Reformulary, a list of drugs reviewed and handpicked by clinical experts. Users can search by drug name or medical condition, find out how much of the cost is reimbursed, and look up if there is an alternative drug that works just as well.  A new feature, users can now keep track of their medications in DrugFinders virtual Medicine Cabinet, and sign up for alerts about alternative drugs available and new drugs on the market, as well as other health-related information.

DrugFinder is a trusted, credible tool for all Canadians to help them make smart drug choices:

  • Companies that subscribe to the Reformulary achieve significant savings and a more sustainable future
  • People who pay out-of-pocket for drugs can make smart drug choices that consider cost
  • Parents, caregivers, and seniors can keep track of the familys drugs with the virtual Medicine Cabinet

The DrugFinder app is available today on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For more information and to use DrugFinder, visit: www.drugfinder.ca and a one minute explainer video can be found here:

 

 

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One Response to “Groundbreaking New App Helps Canadians Make Smarter Drug Choices”

  1. What a great idea to help Canadians better understand their prescriptions. thanks for sharing

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