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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.  
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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...
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    Mar 30

    Arthritis and Lupus patients running low on meds due to misinformation about COVID-19
    Our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Sian Bevan, and arthritis ambassador Darlene McPherson, comment on how COVID-19 has led to a shortage of Hydroxychloroquine – a drug used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus – and how it's impacting patients. The Arthritis Society continues to...
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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...
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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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