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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.   Public
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    Apr 10

    We don’t know yet if hydroxychloroquine can treat COVID-19, and Trump’s claims otherwise are dangerous U.S. President Donald Trump has been touting the drug hydroxychloroquine with all the subtlety of a carnival barker, creating shortages for people who rely on it to treat their arthritis. But neither treatment nor prevention is supported by evidence yet. (The Arthritis Society is funding research... The Globe and Mail
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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... Public
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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... CTV News
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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... Public
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    Mar 06

    Nova Scotia far from reaching hip and joint replacement targets The Nova Scotia government won't come close to fulfilling its pledge in 2017 to meet the national standard for hip and knee replacement wait times. In October 2017, the Nova Scotia Health Authority pledged to hit the six-month benchmark by April 1, 2020. Arthritis affects more than 1 in... Chatelaine
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    Mar 03

    Arthritis Matters - March 2020 Food for thoughtArthritis and nutritionAn arthritis diagnosis changed the life of Kia Peters. At the age of 24, she changed her eating habits – and her career path. She’s now on the way to becoming a registered dietician. During March, which is Nutrition Month, we are reminded that... Arthritis Society
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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. CTV News
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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... Public
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