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    Feb 11

    Equitable access to arthritis medication
    CTV coverage of The Conference Board of Canada Report on Canadian's access to arthritis medications. Features interviews with ambassador Darlene McPherson, who lives with RA, and Joanne Di Nardo, Arthritis Society Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs.
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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...
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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...
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    Feb 05

    Conference Board report reveals inequities in drug access, affordability for people with arthritis
    Patients must be at the table when creating a national pharmacare programTORONTO – Canadians face serious inequities in access and affordability to prescription medications depending on where they live and their access to employer-funded drug programs, says a report released today by The...
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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...
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    Jan 27

    Arthritis Society Welcomes new President and CEO
    Health and Senior Living Executive Trish Barbato Brings Focus on InnovationTORONTO – The Arthritis Society today announced the appointment of a new President and CEO to lead the organization into a new decade and further strengthen its efforts to support the six million Canadians living...
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    Dec 18

    New research takes aim at back pain in arthritis
    One of 14 new awards announced by the Arthritis Society, brings annual research commitment to nearly $4 millionDecember 18, 2019 – TORONTO – Back pain. It’s the #1 cause of disability worldwide, so odds are you’ve probably experienced it. If you’re lucky, it went...
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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.
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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...
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