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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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    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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    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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    Dec 23

    Opinion: Canadian children with arthritis lack vitamin D A new analysis of global research finds that children with the most frequent type of arthritis have abnormally low vitamin D blood levels.. Public
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    Dec 10

    Why JA Parents Hope You Keep Your Sick Child Home from School Children with juvenile arthritis often use medications to suppress the immune system, making them more vulnerable to illness.  Public
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    Nov 22

    Orthopaedic surgeons on the common knee procedure that may cause more harm than good To help improve mobility and treat joint pain, it has been common in the past for older adults with osteoarthritis of the knee to be referred to an orthopedic surgeon for a knee arthroscopy. Public
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    Nov 03

    Edmonton symposium serves up knowledge of medicinal cannabis A sold-out education symposium in Edmonton on Saturday, put on by the Arthritis Society, featured a number of experts in the area of medicinal cannabis. Public
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