Ontario to lift 30-day drug prescriptions limit, people urged to be reasonable

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TORONTO - The Ontario government says it will lift the 30-day supply limit on prescription drugs on Monday.

The Ministry of Health says the supply of many drugs and medications have stabilized in the province since the limit was imposed in March due to concerns about COVID-19.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says the restriction was critical to prevent drug shortages due to stockpiling at the outset of the virus outbreak.

Elliott says in a release that the change will allow people to get back to getting their regular prescriptions filled.

Consumers will be allowed to fill up to a 100-day supply at a time from their pharmacy or dispensing physician.

The government is encouraging people to buy what medications they need in reasonable quantities.