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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

    Alberta teen fast-pitch player defies disease Paige Simpson is a 15-year-old shortstop playing at a high level for the Red Deer Rage team in this year’s fast-pitch championship. You would never know it, but a year and a half ago, she was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Simpson is inspiring future generations of women in sport... Public
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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... Newswire.ca
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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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    May 27

    B.C. expands use of biosimilars to offer coverage for more treatment options British Columbia is improving the sustainability of its PharmaCare program by expanding the use of biosimilars, which will create opportunities for new drug listings and boost existing coverage for patients. The Arthritis Society is gratified that our patient-focused recommendations to the... Public
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    May 27

    B.C. arthritis, diabetes patients have 6 months to switch to cheaper ‘biosimilar’ drugs British Columbians on certain drugs for arthritis and diabetes will have six months to transition to equivalent less-costly drugs, as the province expands use of “biosimilars.” The move is expected to save $96 million over the first three years. Times Colonist
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