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January 15, 2020

N.S. doctor shortage leads to barriers for patients in need of prescriptions for narcotics, controlled drugs

Global News Halifax

The shortage of family doctors in Nova Scotia is highlighting an area of health access that is creating challenges for patients: prescriptions.

“There’s a number of challenges we see with lack of prescriptions,” Dr. Peter MacDougall said, an anesthesiologist in Halifax.

“Patients running out of their medications, patients taking less than maybe they should. All those kinds of things have an impact on their health and it has an impact on the system as a whole.”

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January 13, 2020

Glace Bay doctors to resume providing in-patient coverage

Global News Halifax
Dr. Gary Ernest
January 13, 2020

List of patients in need of a family doctor growing in N.S. rural areas

Global News Halifax

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