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    May 11

    B.C. plans ‘ambitious’ fix of surgical wait-list backlog while still fighting COVID-19 BC's plan to resume postponed surgeries is intended to address both the COVID-related backlog and surgeries that had significant wait times pre-COVID. People waiting for joint replacement surgeries are among the most impacted. The Globe and Mail
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    Apr 10

    We don’t know yet if hydroxychloroquine can treat COVID-19, and Trump’s claims otherwise are dangerous U.S. President Donald Trump has been touting the drug hydroxychloroquine with all the subtlety of a carnival barker, creating shortages for people who rely on it to treat their arthritis. But neither treatment nor prevention is supported by evidence yet. (The Arthritis Society is funding research... The Globe and Mail
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    Dec 12

    Alberta will force patients to switch from biologics to cheaper biosimilar medications Globe and Mail coverage of the Alberta biosimilars announcement, highlighting some (non-arthritis) patient groups' concerns. The Globe and Mail
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    Dec 11

    Innovative Medicines Canada bans members from paying doctors fees for IV infusions Pharmaceutical companies will no longer be allowed to pay fees to Canadian doctors for overseeing intravenous infusions of their medications under a revised ethical code written by the industry group for brand-name drug makers. The goal is to remove incentives that encourage doctors to prescribe... The Globe and Mail
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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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    Dec 04

    Quebec to spend $35-million a year on psychotherapy program Quebec announced a groundbreaking fix to the lack of public access to psychotherapy. The Globe and Mail
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