Health Ministry’s Statement On Valsartan Recall

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It has been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Health and Wellness that some batches of Valsartan, a popular drug used to treat high blood pressure, is the subject of an international recall. The drug, which belongs to the class angiotensin receptor blocker, has been recalled due to an impurity which was found in the recalled products. Hypertension …

Branded Drugs On Formulary Until Generics Arrive

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The Ministry of Health has assured the public that, although the grace period for patients to receive certain branded pharmaceuticals under the Barbados Drug Service’s Special Benefit Scheme ends today, these pharmaceuticals will continue to be available under the Scheme until the replacement generic drugs arrive in the island. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, gave this …

Statement On The Barbados Drug Formulary

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Statement by Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic regarding the Barbados Drug Formulary The new Barbados Drug Formulary came into effect on 1 April 2018, under the previous administration with agreement that a grace period would be allowed until 30 June 2018.  The Cabinet of Barbados, after reviewing all the information related to changes in the Barbados …

Public Lecture On Hypertension

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The Barbados Drug Service will host a public lecture on: Drilling Down the Numbers 2018 – Getting Hyped about Hypertension, on Tuesday, May 8, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. The lecture, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will be presented by Dr. Kenneth Connell. From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be free blood pressure …

Statement Following Drug Formulary Meeting

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Statement delivered at the conclusion of the meeting between the Ministry of Health/Barbados Drug Service and Stakeholders in the Pharmaceutical Sector, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre In response to a number of concerns and questions that have been raised with the Ministry of Health regarding the changes to the Barbados National Drug Formulary and …

Prescriptions & Refills To Be Honoured Until June 30

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Effective Monday, April 23, drugs affected by changes to the Barbados Drug Formulary, will continue to be available to patients under the Barbados Drug Service’s Benefit Scheme until June 30. Both new prescriptions and valid refills will be honoured during this period. The announcement came today at the conclusion of a meeting between the Ministry of Health, the Barbados Drug …

FAQs – Changes To National Drug Formulary

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With the changes to the Formulary, will I still be able to get my medication as I did before? As in previous years, with the changes you may not receive the same brand which you were getting before but you will receive an equivalent. However, some medications have been deleted from the Formulary; therefore your doctor and you would have …

Changes To National Drug Formulary April 1

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Effective April 1, there will be changes to the Barbados National Drug Formulary, which will involve the deletion of some drugs and the addition of others. Persons who benefit from free drugs under the Formulary are advised to check with their medical practitioners to find out if the medications they are currently taking will be affected by these changes. According …

Public Lecture On Antibiotic Resistance

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Mission Critical: How to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance will be the theme of a public lecture to be delivered by Dr. Corey Forde, Consultant, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, on Tuesday, June 27. The lecture, hosted by the Barbados Drug Service, takes place at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre, Two Mile Hill, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bus transportation will be …

Change In Numbers For Drug Service

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The public is advised that the Barbados Drug Service’s (BDS) PBX and fax numbers have been changed. The new PBX number is 535-4300, while the fax lines are 535-4320 and 535-4342, respectively. See also: READ MORE Change In Numbers At Government House anemptytextlline READ MORE New Telephone Numbers For Health Ministr… anemptytextlline READ MORE Change In Telephone Numbers At Polyclini… …