Can you imagine all the patients who now have no choice but to go to the emergency room because they don’t have access to these services?”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Article content On Friday, Brunet’s groupthreatened to launch a class action against radiologists for discontinuing ultrasounds in their clinics. That same day, the Association qubcoise des pharmaciens propritaires (AQPP) announced that its members will likely discontinue services for which they were able to charge patients in the past.Among those services are vaccinations and blood tests for those who take anticoagulant medication (blood thinners). Pharmacists used to charge patients about $20 for the test, which is used to evaluate the ideal dose for a patient.Jean Bourcier, executive director of the AQPP, estimated that the province’s pharmacists carry out 135,000 such blood tests each year.This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below.Article content “This is a major problem.
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