Letters to the Editor

Provincial government picks on point programs

Editor: The cancellation of loyalty reward points for prescription drugs by the provincial government should not disqualify a customer who personally pays for his or her prescription in full. Why not simply disqualify customers who rely on taxpayers or Pharmacare to pay part of their bills?

The government claims it is doing this to discourage people from filling prescriptions that are no longer needed, just so they can get reward points. Really? Who spends $1 to receive one point? How ridiculous.

They fear we may become addicted to the loyalty reward point program, and not be free to choose a reputable pharmacist. Give me credit for making proper choices without government intervention.

Why not reduce all CEO’s bonus points, which affect government coffers and involve real money. These can’t be compared to the evils of a reward points program for prescriptions.

What the government has done is to deny a little old lady the simple pleasure of perhaps receiving a little gift from the rewards point catalogue.

That just can’t be tolerated by Pharmacare. It would be so wrong on my part to indulge in such a triviality that the government must step in and put  a total end to it.

Simone Cayer,


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