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    May 06

    Discovery Pod speaks to Arthritis Society president and CEO Trish Barbato Arthritis Society president and CEO Trish Barbato talks with the Discovery Pod about joining the organization just before the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges facing charities in the face of a global shutdown, and how innovation will play a key role as the organization evolves to meet the... Public
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    Apr 14

    Society’s adapting To isolation. As a disabled person, I hope the changes stick. In this powerful perspective piece, Mari "Dev" Ramsawakh, who lives with a chronic pain and fatigue from a disability, writes about how COVID-19 has suddenly made accessibility everybody's priority. People with arthritis can identify.   Public
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    Apr 02

    Canadian lupus patients missing critical drug after claims it treats coronavirus Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine supplies are low due to coronavirus, causing concern for patients who rely on the drugs to treat conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The Arthritis Society is working with governments to limit the extent to which arthritis patient care impacted by... Public
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    Mar 26

    Global Rheumatology Alliance - Patient Experience survey The COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus) pandemic has quickly infected over a million people worldwide.  While most people with COVID-19 infections have mild or no symptoms, a significant proportion of patients can become quite ill. At this time, little is known about how patients with rheumatic... Public
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    Feb 06

    Western profs applauded for their arthritis research Physiology and pharmacology professor Frank Beier and chemistry professor Elizabeth Gillies have joined forces in a study developing a new treatment for arthritis sufferers. Beier and Gillies gained acknowledgement for their contributions by the Arthritis Society of Canada as one of the Top 10... Public
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    Feb 05

    Research shows significant regional differences in access to arthritis medications across Canada The Conference Board of Canada released a report today, funded by the Arthritis Society, titled Accessing Arthritis Medications—A Pan-Canadian Analysis. The analyses presented in this report show that patients’ access to and the cost of arthritis medications differ by jurisdiction and... Public
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    Jan 31

    Sensors set stage for happier patients post-op By combining wearable sensors with machine learning, Western Medical Biophysics and Surgery professor Matthew Teeter is helping patients with arthritis better understand their present conditions in order to have realistic expectations for life after surgery. Teeter was recently honoured by the... Public
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    Dec 12

    Biosimilar drugs to provide safe, effective treatment The Alberta Government is changing coverage for biologics under the Alberta Drug Benefit List (ABDL). Public coverage for patients currently on certain originator biologics will be transitioned to biosimilars. This affects both patients who are new to biologics, and patients already receiving... Public
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    Nov 22

    A look at medical cannabis coverage’s growing pains After the Arthritis Society’s extensive advocacy for medical cannabis research, it seemed only natural for the organization to cover the drug under its employee benefits plan. Features an interview with our COO, Cheryl McClellan, talking about our employee benefits solution. Public
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