2018 Price Comparison of Commonly Prescribed Drugs Guide – Revision Made to Page 14 (Testosterone Replacement)

Please note, page 14 (Testosterone Replacement) has been updated as of Mar 31, 2018.

In Canada, prescription medications are the second most costly component of health care, upwards of $29 billion per year. These costs largely reflect the treatment of chronic medical conditions predominantly cared for by family physicians, including heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and depression.

The ACFP is pleased to share with you the annual Price Comparison of Commonly Prescribed Pharmaceuticals in Alberta document. Authored by Dr. Mike Kolber, Tony Nickonchuk, and Jayson Lee, the document identifies generic products (generally cheaper) from brand name products, a 90 day cost for standard doses (unless otherwise noted), and Alberta Blue Cross and Indian Affairs coverage.

The document is grouped by medication class and then ordered by cost. Please read the introduction for further explanation and specifically how the costs were calculated. While this document is not exhaustive, it contains many medications potentially used by office based primary care providers.


4 responses to “2018 Price Comparison of Commonly Prescribed Drugs Guide – Revision Made to Page 14 (Testosterone Replacement)”

  1. Ben says:

    This is a great resource. I think we badly need a mobile app (I can never find the downloaded document on my phone when I need it). Also need to expand this to other venues of work besides the office based practice.

    • ACFP Admin says:

      Thank you for your comment. I have passed it on to the authoring team of the Price Comparison of Commonly Prescribed Drugs Guide.

  2. Randall sargent says:

    This website was highlighted at the CFPC FMF and was applauded as a source of information to guide patient expenditure for care. I pointed out that this site is available courtesy of ACFP

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