Boehringer Ingelheim Canada announces reimbursement for Ofev (nintedanib) in seven public drug plans for the treatment of progressive fibrosing interstitial lung diseases

3 May 2022 - Boehringer Ingelheim is pleased to announce that Ofev (nintedanib), is now available for public reimbursement in Quebec, ...

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Baqsimi (nasal glucagon), rescue treatment for severe hypoglycaemia now covered in British Colombia, Alberta & Saskatchewan

27 April 2022 - Lilly Canada is pleased to announce that as of 5 April 2022, Baqsimi (glucagon nasal powder) ...

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Astellas announces reimbursement for Xospata (gilteritinib) in most provinces for patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukaemia with a FLT3 mutation

21 April 2022 - Having access to an additional treatment option offers hope for Canadian adult AML patients with relapsed ...

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Teva Canada welcomes public drug plan reimbursement by Alberta, Saskatchewan, Québec, Veteran Affairs Canada and the non-insured health benefits program for patients prescribed Ajovy (fremanezumab) for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults

2 March 2022 - Public formulary and program coverage makes AJOVY® accessible to more migraine patients across Canada. ...

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AbbVie announces provincial reimbursement for Venclexta (venetoclax) with obinutuzumab for patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Manitoba

24 February 2022 - AbbVie announced today that Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Manitoba now reimburse Venclexta (venetoclax) in combination ...

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Valeo Pharma obtains public reimbursement for Enerzair Breezhaler and Atectura Breezhaler in Alberta

3 November 2021 - First provincial public listing secured for both asthma medications. ...

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Alberta faces shortage of COVID-19 drug as global demand spikes

11 May 2021 - Provinces with highest case rates hit by shortage of medication for sickest patients. ...

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Alberta, Canada, begins mandating switches from originator to biosimilar Humira

6 May 2021 - Alberta, Canada becomes the latest province to begin switching patients from originator adalimumab (Humira) to biosimilar ...

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Kite's Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) reimbursed in Alberta for the treatment of certain types of aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma

23 April 2021 - Gilead Canada announced today that Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) is now available in Alberta as a treatment ...

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Alberta family waiting on approval for expensive, life-saving drug for young boy

23 March 2021 - Reign Johnston turned 2 on March 5. One of his grandpas and an uncle came to ...

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Pay for plasma collection coming to Alberta by end of the year

14 February 2021 - Repeal of NDP bill last fall clears way for Canadian Plasma Resources to set up shop. ...

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Alberta announces funding for pricey gene therapy drug Zolgensma

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced funding Wednesday for the gene therapy Zolgensma, which is used to treat toddlers with ...

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Alberta, Canada sees early success from switching patients to biosimilars

5 November 2020 - Following the launch of its Biosimilars Initiative in December 2019, Alberta, Canada, has succeeded in switching 16% ...

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UCP approves policy to create private health care system in Alberta

18 October 2020 - Alberta’s United Conservative Party has voted to approve a policy that supports creating a “privately funded ...

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'Heartbreaking': Alberta families describe waiting for life-changing drug to be made available in Canada

17 July 2020 - More families are hoping a one-time treatment option for a rare condition will be made available ...

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