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Retiree calls out Sask. gov't for not communicating changes to accessing COVID-19 drug Paxlovid

  • A 63-year-old Saskatoon man says he has lost faith in the Saskatchewan government's health-care system, and he may move provinces because of it.A big issue, he says, is that the province does not properly communicate new health-care information with the public. When Greg Pletz contracted COVID-19 in mid-May, he called the Saskatchewan 811 HealthLine and was told to contact his general practitioner for a prescription forPaxlovid, Pfizer's antiviral drug.But that process proved to be far more diff

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