Pharmacies, First Nations health centres probed over alleged abuses of non-insured health benefits program

The federal government is taking aim at health providers allegedly involved in abuses of the non-insured health benefits program.

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The federal government is taking aim at health providers allegedly involved in abuses of the non-insured health benefits program.

That program provides health benefits to First Nations and Inuit people not covered by provincial or private health plans.

Documents obtained through the Access-to-Information Act show that several pharmacies and First Nation health centres across the country are under investigation and in some cases the RCMP have been called to investigate.

At least of two of those cases involve First Nations in the Maritimes.

APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine has been following the story.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

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