Health Canada publishes discussion paper addressing pharmacare for rare diseases

Health Canada says the Canadian government remains committed to a national, universal pharmacare program including a rar…

HEALTH | February 02 2021 10:08AM
Insurer tests TELUS pilot project on costly drugs

TELUS Health, Canada Life and Innomar Strategies are spearheading an electronic prior authorization solution for medicat…

LIFE INSURANCE | December 03 2020 10:30AM
Medavie Blue Cross launches drug insurance management solution

The plan’s basic components include specialty drug management.

LIFE INSURANCE | October 22 2020 12:25PM
Claims trends show significant rise in antidepressant use

Express Scripts Canada examines drug classes that are most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In just nine months, antid…

HEALTH | October 01 2020 09:50AM
CLHIA asks for strategies on expensive drugs and retirement plans

Access to expensive drugs and finding solutions to secure retirement income products are on the top of the pre-budget wi…

LIFE INSURANCE | February 05 2020 11:01AM
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Pharmaceutical treatments lacking

The term "orphan" appeared in the early 1980s in the United States in connection with the treatment of rare diseases. It…

HEALTH | January 22 2020 02:39PM
Rare and orphan diseases: a challenge for individuals and society

There are more than 7,000 around the world. Sometimes they only affect a few dozen people. Their treatment costs a fortu…

HEALTH | January 22 2020 01:40PM