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Communications/Benefacts

Pharmacy providers - Communications/Benefacts

Alberta Blue Cross now offers online access to the most current up-to-date Pharmacy Benefacts and supplemental claiming information to assist with the submission of your direct bill drug claims.

Current

Drug status

  • Benefact number 763
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) and Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 761
    Interim Order Issued by Health Canada for Epinephrine Shortage - Temporary Benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 758
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Order Issued by Health Canada for Epinephrine Shortage
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 754
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 753
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 752
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 751
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 750
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 748
    Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) adaptations for valsartan recall shortage
  • Benefact number 747
    Valsartan recall product supply shortage for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 746
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 745
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 744
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 743
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit
  • Benefact number 742
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 736
    Product supply shortage addressed for ADBL
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 735
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 731
    Product supply shortage addressed for ADBL
  • Benefact number 729
    Product supply shortages addressed for ADBL
  • Benefact number 728
    Summary of Changes for the April 1, 2018 ADBL
  • Benefact number 726
    726-Product Supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 724
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 721
    Product Supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 720
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 719
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 718
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 713
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 711
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 710
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 709
    Product Supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 706
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 704
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 703
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 701
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 700
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 699
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 698
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 696
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 693
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 690
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 689
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 688
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 687
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 686
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 685
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 684
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 681
    April 1, 2017 Full Updates for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Alberta Human Services Drug Benefit Supplement (HSDBS) and Palliative Coverage Drug Benefit Supplement (PCDBS).
  • Benefact number 679
    National Poison Prevention Week is March 19 to 25 - help to protect children from medication poisoning
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 678
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 676
    Highlights of Interchangeable Bimatoprost Drug Product added to the Alberta Dug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 675
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 674
    Temporary benefit added, removal of temporary benefit and product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 671
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 669
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 667
    Select drug products for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) eligible for coverage via Step Therapy on the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 664
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 663
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 661
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 657
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 660
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 659
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 658
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 652
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 649
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 648
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 647
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 645
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 643
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 642
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 641
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 640
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online.
    Effective October 1, 2016, the following Drug Products will be removed from the ADBL as the Manufacturers of these products did not comply with the amended Price Policy.
  • Benefact number 634
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 637
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 636
    Alberta Adult Health Benefit (AAHB)
    Alberta Children’s Services (ACS)
    Alberta Human Services (AISH)
    Maximum Days’ Supply product limitation guidelines
  • Benefact number 635
    Coverage for Docusate Calcium, Docusate Sodium, including combination products for GNWT health benefit programs discontinued
  • Benefact number 631
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 629
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 628
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 626
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 625
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 624
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 622
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 621
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 620
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 619
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 618
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 617
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 616
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 614
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of Temporary Benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 613
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 611
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of Temporary Benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 609
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 608
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 606
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 605
    Transition Period Ending for Products Removed from the April 1, 2016 Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 604
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 603
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 601
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 599
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 598
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 597
    April 1, 2016 Full Updates for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL), Alberta Human Services Drug Benefit Supplement (HSDBS), and Palliative Coverage Drug Benefit Supplement (PCDBS)
  • Benefact number 595
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 594
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 593
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 592
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 591
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 589
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 588
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 587
    Pan-Canadian Competitive Value Price Initiative for Generic Drugs
  • Benefact number 586
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 584
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ABDL) Interim Update Now Available Online
  • Benefact number 582
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 580
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 579
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 577
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 573
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 571
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 570
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ABDL) Interim Update Now Available Online
  • Benefact number 568
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 566
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 564
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 562
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 561
    Alberta Drug Benefit (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 559
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 556
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 552
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 547
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 546
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 545
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 544
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 543
    Minimum quantity edit applied to drug products
  • Benefact number 542
    Appropriate unit of issue for the billing of Holkira Pak
  • Benefact number 541
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 539
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 538
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 537
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 534
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 533
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 532
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 531
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 530
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 529
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 528
    Temporary benefits added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 526
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 525
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 524
    Temporary benefit added to Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 523
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 522
    Botox and Xeomin moving to special authorization status on privately managed plans
  • Benefact number 521
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 520
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 519
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 518
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 517
    April 1, 2015 Full Updates for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL), Alberta Human Services Drug Benefit Supplement (HSDBS) and Palliative Coverage Drug Benefit Supplement (PCDBS).
  • Benefact number 516
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 515
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 514
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 513
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
    Temporary benefit added to Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 512
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 511
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 510
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 509
    Pan-Canadian Competitive Value Price Initiative for Generic Drugs
  • Benefact number 508
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 505
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 504
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 502
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 501
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL) Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 499
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 495
    Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)Interim Update now available online
  • Benefact number 494
    Product supply shortage addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 491
    Product supply shortages addressed for Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 491
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 488
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 486
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 485
    Temporary benefit added to the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 484
    Removal of temporary benefit from the Alberta Human Services Drug Benefit Supplement (HSDBS)
  • Benefact number 481
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 478
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 477
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 476
    Removal of temporary benefits from the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)

Frequently referenced

Most commonly referenced

Diabetic therapy

Pharmaceutical services

Step therapy

  • Benefact number 667
    Select drug products for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) eligible for coverage via Step Therapy on the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ADBL)
  • Benefact number 482
    Step Therapy drugs
  • Benefact number 324
    Alberta Blue Cross group and individual plans—Step Therapy program
  • Benefact number 322
    Onglyza (saxagliptin) eligible for coverage via Step Therapy on the AHWDBL
  • Benefact number 293
    Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan – Step Therapy Program

Optional special authorization (OSA)

Smoking cessation

Pan-Canadian competitive value price initiative

Compound prescriptions

Alberta Public Health Activities Program

Limited restriction benefits

  • Benefact number 335
    Coverage criteria for Champix revised for Alberta Government sponsored programs
  • Benefact number 276
    Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg Tablets Restricted Benefit for Drug Programs Sponsored by Alberta Government
  • Benefact number 116
    Plavix added to the AHWDBL as a Limited Restricted Benefit
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Where to next?

View our Alberta Blue Cross Pharmaceutical Services Provider Agreement 2018