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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Crisis or not, Alberta must not do an end-run around Health Canada

20 April 2020 - On April 12, in response to a perceived delay in Health Canada’s approval of a Canadian-made ...

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Alberta expands coverage for cystic fibrosis drug

1 March 2020 - It's a step forward but there's a long way to go, says advocate. ...

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Alberta’s switch to biosimilar drugs may pose legal challenges for doctors

24 February 2020 - Prescribing cheaper medications for arthritis, diabetes or Crohn’s disease could be at odds with physicians’ legal requirement ...

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Alberta changes coverage of biologic drugs for people with Crohn's, diabetes, arthritis

12 December 2019 - The provincial government says will free up hundreds of millions of dollars in health funding during the ...

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Enstilar is now covered by the Alberta Drug Benefit List for adults with psoriasis vulgaris

3 December 2018 - Leo Pharma Canada has announced that as of 1 December 2018, Enstilar has been added as ...

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We need to have a 'difficult conversation' about Alberta's health-care costs

21 March 2018 - Spending has been soaring — particularly on our oldest patients — and at this rate, something's got ...

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