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Ontario Public Drug Programs

Glossary – T

This glossary provides brief explanations of terms used in the Ontario Public Drug Programs web pages. To access a term definition, select the appropriate letter from the alphabet below.

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TDSPA

See Transparent Drug System for Patients Act, 2006

Transparent Drug System for Patients Act, 2006

The Transparent Drug System for Patients Act, 2006 (formerly Bill 102)incorporates legislative changes required to implement drug system strategies to:

  • improve patient access to drugs through conditional listings and rapid drug reviews;
  • ensure better value for money through changes to drug pricing and reimbursement;
  • recognize the valuable role pharmacists play in patient care by paying them to provide enhanced patient counselling about the appropriate use of medications;
  • invest in innovative health system research by establishing a fund to show that drugs produce positive outcomes in other parts of the system;
  • reduce paperwork for doctors by replacing a cumbersome process previously known as Section 8; and  
  • strengthen transparency and accountability in the drug system by giving patients a role in drug listing decisions and by appointing an Executive Officer   to manage the publicly funded drug system.

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