Ontario’s pharma care plan praised.

The medical community is welcoming the Ontario government’s new pharmacare program that promises free prescription drugs to all children and young adults starting in January.

The new pharmacare plan called OHIP+ would begin on Jan. 1, 2018, and provide free prescription drugs to some four million children and youth.

On Friday Premier Kathleen Wynne hinted she would eventually like to expand the drug program beyond young adults and children, but made no commitments.