Ontario Drug Benefit Program: Over-the-Counter Drug Products

The Ontario Drug Benefit program may cover the cost of a drug that you can purchase without a prescription (also called an over-the-counter drug). Your doctor or nurse practitioner must write you a prescription for that drug and the drug must be either:

For the Exceptional Access Program to cover an over-the-counter drug:

If you think that the cost of an over-the-counter drug should be covered, check with your healthcare provider before buying the drug to avoid out-of-pocket costs.

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