Government of New Brunswick

Overview of the New Brunswick Drug Plans

The Government of New Brunswick provides drug coverage to eligible residents of New Brunswick through the New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program, the New Brunswick Drug Plan and other drug plans (collectively known as the New Brunswick Drug Plans).

The New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program (NBPDP)

The New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program provides drug coverage to eligible residents of New Brunswick. Information on the eligible beneficiary groups is outlined on the Department of Health’s webpage. The drugs covered under the program are listed in the New Brunswick Drug Plans Formulary.

The New Brunswick Drug Plan

The New Brunswick Drug Plan is an income-based drug plan that provides drug coverage to eligible uninsured residents of New Brunswick who have a valid Medicare card. Members pay a monthly premium and a maximum copayment per prescription. Premiums and maximum copayment amounts are calculated using the gross family income for the year preceding the current year (as indicated by the Canada Revenue Agency). 

Information related to coverage and eligibility for the New Brunswick Drug Plan is outlined on the Department of Health’s webpage.

Other drug plans

  • Pharmacist Administered Publicly Funded Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (Plan I)
  • NB Tuberculosis Drug Plan (Plan P)
  • Medical Abortion Program (Plan J)
  • Extra Mural Program (Plan W)


1. Eligibility and Membership

2. Premiums, Fees, Co-payments and Deductibles

3. Benefits and Formulary

4. Claims

5. Providers

6. Audit

7. Privacy

Disclaimer: This list is not inclusive and will be updated regularly. For inquiries or additional information, you may contact our Inquiry Line at 1-855-540-7325 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm).