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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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    Apr 25

    Spectrum Cannabis, Arthritis Society Team Up to Launch Arthritis Talks, A National Symposium Series for Patients Spectrum Cannabis, the medical division of Canopy Growth Corporation, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Arthritis Society to raise awareness and educate people about living with arthritis, including the potential of medical cannabis as a treatment for arthritis symptoms and the... Newswire.ca
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    Mar 01

    Arthritis Matters - March 2019  PrairiesNew look for 5th annual Faces of Childhood Arthritis eventManitoba Division’s annual fundraiser to support Childhood Arthritis has a new face this year.Faces of Childhood Arthritis will be held Thursday, April 11 and has been reimagined as a gala evening with festivities... Arthritis Society
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    Feb 27

    Machine learning could eliminate unnecessary treatments for children with arthritis An algorithm predicted disease outcome in children suffering from arthritis, helping doctors better tailor treatment. Public
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    Jan 31

    Cannabis money opens new opportunities, and ethical dilemmas, for medical research Raising questions about whether it is appropriate for health-focused charities and researchers to work with companies selling a product that is smoked. Public
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    Jan 27

    Loneliness can be a big factor in getting good nutrition, experts say Aside from financial hurdles, seniors may have mobility and health issues preventing them from grocery shopping, or visually determining whether a piece of fruit is fresh or rotten, experts say. National Post
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    Jan 18

    Repeated pain makes men more sensitive — but not women A new study by Canadian researchers has found that men and women remember pain differently and that the memory of earlier pain makes men hypersensitive to later pain, but not women. CBC Radio Canada
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