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    Apr 08

    Health Canada has initiated a safety review on tofacitinib Health Canada is informing Canadians and health care professionals that it is conducting a safety review of Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) after a clinical trial identified an increased risk of serious heart-related issues and cancer in trial participants.Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib... Health Canada
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    Apr 08

    Arthritis Society responds to Manitoba budget  Statement from Trish Barbato, President and CEOWe applaud the Government of Manitoba for making healthcare a priority in its budget released yesterday, which included a minimum of $50 million in new funding to reduce wait times, including dedicated funding for joint replacement surgeries.  ... Arthritis Society
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    Apr 07

    Arthritis Society responds to Saskatchewan budget Trish Barbato   President and CEO  We’re pleased to see the government investing in high-priority initiatives across the health sector as part of yesterday’s budget announcement. However, we’re also disappointed the budget didn’t mention a specific investment to... Arthritis Society
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    Mar 29

    Arthritis Society responds to Nova Scotia budget Statement from Jone Mitchell   Executive Director, Atlantic Region It’s clear from Thursday’s budget announcement the Government of Nova Scotia is listening to our calls to address the need for improved access to joint replacement surgeries. The $1.9-million investment for... Arthritis Society
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    Mar 24

    Arthritis Society responds to the Ontario budget Statement from Trish Barbato, President and CEO   It’s clear from today’s budget announcement the Government of Ontario is listening to our calls to address the growing surgical backlog. The $300-million investment announced today will help hospitals keep operating rooms... Arthritis Society
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    Mar 16

    Arthritis Society statement in response to New Brunswick budget  Jone Mitchell  Executive Director, Atlantic Region    We’re pleased today’s provincial budget recognizes the need for a plan to ensure patients have consistent and timely access to quality healthcare. We strongly believe the patient voice should be a part of that... Arthritis Society
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    Mar 11

    Windsor Regional Hospital has backlog of up to 3,000 elective surgeries Operating rooms at the Windsor Regional Hospital will be running at full capacity in efforts to clear a backlog on elective procedures due to COVID-19 pandemic. According to Dr. Wassim Saad, the hospital's chief of staff, 2,500 to 3,000 elective procedures have been delayed due to COVID-19. ... CBC News
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    Mar 04

    Arthritis Society responds to Canada’s Premiers’ news conference Statement from Trish Barbato, President and CEO We were pleased to hear many premiers highlight the need to address the growing crisis of the increasing wait lists for surgeries across the country during today’s news conference. Wait times for joint replacement surgery were too long... Arthritis Society
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    Mar 04

    Trying to conceive with a chronic illness I have relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and I am part of a cohort of women in their childbearing years who live with a chronic disease. Deciding when to conceive could greatly affect me and my baby’s health.Getting pregnant with a chronic disease is possible. But planning around... Today’s Parent
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