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    Sep 09

    Victoria event to shine a light on the impact of arthritis in the workplace Millions of people across Canada suffer from arthritis and the condition has a huge impact on its sufferers. But one area where people often overlook arthritis’ impact is in the workplace. Taking place on September 21, the Arthritis Talks symposium, Arthritis & Work, is part of a... Times Colonist
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    Sep 01

    Arthritis Matters - September 2019 It’s Arthritis Awareness Month!September is Arthritis Awareness Month and this year we are highlighting the relationship between Arthritis & Women.The numbers speak for themselves. And they need to change. ​1 in 4 Canadian Women have arthritis. ​3.5 million women are living with the... Arthritis Society
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    Aug 18

    ‘A quiet epidemic’: Why so many Canadians experience knee pain "Knee pain is one of the most common presenting symptoms in musculoskeletal, sports medicine and chronic pain clinics across the country." Dr. Paul Wong, chief of orthopaedics at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, told Global News that knee complications in Canada are becoming a &ldquo... Public
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    Aug 16

    Seniors were the only group to report slightly higher rates of cannabis use after legalization: Statistics Canada Canadians aged 65 and older were the only age group to report slightly higher rates of cannabis usage after the drug’s legalization, new Statistics Canada numbers show. Kelly Gorman, director of public policy and government affairs at the Arthritis Society, said cannabis is a hot topic at... The Globe and Mail
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    Aug 15

    Bring in pharmacare now, health experts ask federal leaders More than 1,200 Canadian health care and public policy experts have signed an open letter to all federal party leaders calling on each of them to commit to implementing a national pharmacare system in Canada. They say comprehensive public medication programs have improved access and reduced... CBC News
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    Jul 16

    Medical Cannabis Users Feel 'Elbowed Out' By Canada's Legalization Earlier this month, a survey commissioned by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Pharmacists Association found one in four medical cannabis users said it was harder to access the drug since legalization. The lack of supply concerns... Public
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    Jul 04

    1 in 4 medical cannabis users say it's now harder to access cannabis since recreational legalization According to a recent survey jointly commissioned by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), access issues are just one of the unintended consequences of recreational cannabis legalization affecting medical...
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    Jul 01

    Arthritis Matters - July 2019  British ColumbiaWalking on sunshine: the early summer weather brought the crowds (847 participants to be exact) to the five Walk for Arthritis locations in BC: Vancouver, Victoria, Parksville, Kelowna and Kamloops. Their dedication and commitment raised just over $104,000 in support of... Arthritis Society
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    Jun 12

    Advisory Council recommends Canada implement universal, single-payer public pharmacare Arthritis Society President and CEO Janet Yale responds: "On behalf of the 6 million Cdns living with arthritis, thanks to @DrEricHoskins for today’s Pharmacare report. As governments work together patients will need a seat at the table to help address the urgent needs of the uninsured... Public
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