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    Apr 20

    Arthritis Society responds to the federal budget Trish Barbato  President and CEO We are pleased to see the federal government reiterate its commitment to boost the federal health transfer in yesterday’s budget but that is a one-time hike. More needs to be done to address the wait times crisis affecting patients across the... Arthritis Society
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    Apr 13

    Hip replacement can't come fast enough for B.C. couple Richard and Sharon Clements have written an open letter to Premier Horgan and health minister Adrian Dix, reaching out to address the issue of elective surgery being postponed with no schedule set for those currently in need.Sharon, 74, needs a new hip and suffers with the damaged one every day. Prince George Citizen
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    Apr 13

    Four new research grants funded Thanks to generous donor support, the Arthritis Society is able to invest in additional research to help improve the lives of people living with arthritis.   In addition to the eight awards announced earlier this year, the Arthritis Society is pleased to announce it will be funding four... Arthritis Society
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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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