ADHD Medication Dispensation Alert for Ontario
The Ontario Ministry of Health is changing the way doctors prescribe and pharmacists dispense most drugs used to treat ADHD as of November 1, 2011.
You need to make sure you have identification when you see your doctor. Your doctor will record your identification number on the prescription. If this is not done, the pharmacist will not be able to provide you with your medication. Prescriptions currently on file at your pharmacy are exempted from this requirement.
When you pick up your medication from the pharmacy, the person who picks up the prescription will need to provide identification to the pharmacist too.
Drugs affected by this change:
This change does NOT apply to Strattera.
- Adderall XR
- Concerta and so called generics
- Any form of Dexedrine and generics
- Any form of Ritalin and generics
Identification that will be accepted:
- Ontario Health Card or other health card issued by a Province or Territory in Canada
- Valid Driver’s Licence or Temporary Driver’s Licence (issued by Ontario or other jurisdiction)
- Ontario Photo Card
- Birth Certificate from a Canadian province or territory
- Government-issued Employee Identification Card
- Ontario Outdoors Card
- BYID (age of majority card)
- Certificate of Indian Status
- Valid Passport – Canadian or other country
- Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
- Canadian Immigration Identification Card
- Permanent Resident Card
- Old Age Security (OAS) Identification Card
- Canadian Armed Forces Identification Card
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police/Provincial/Municipal Police Identification
- Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)
Refer to the Ontario Ministry of Health website for more information: