CADTH Announces Membership of Its Patient and Community Advisory Committee

Following a nationwide call for nominations, CADTH is announcing the membership of its new Patient and Community Advisory Committee. This committee intends to bring diverse patient, family, and caregiver voices to the organization. CADTH is a non-profit providing Canada’s healthcare decision-makers with objective evidence about drugs and medical devices in our health care system. Twelve individuals from across the country have been invited to join

Inspiring Melanoma Patients and Survivors that Hope is Alive

The Melanoma Network of Canada (MNC) has created a video project to inspire hope for melanoma patients and survivors. This video documents testimonials of melanoma patients who received effective therapy and support, and sends the message that Hope is Alive. Production of this impactful video started on June 6th, in honour of National Cancer Survivors Day. With each cancer survivor comes a unique journey, from understanding

A Prescription for Canada: Achieving Pharmacare for All

In June 2019, the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare released their report concerning the recommendations on the implementation of a national pharmacare program. The final report recommends the establishment of a universal, single-payer, public system of prescription drug coverage in Canada. They propose that the five fundamental principles of medicare be applied to national pharmacare: Universal: all Canadian residents should have equal

Clinical Trials Ontario Launches Their New Clinical Trials Finder Tool

Clinical Trials Ontario is committed to developing ways to engage patients and the public with clinical trials, and have recently launched an easy-to-use and unique-in-Canada Clinical Trial Finder. Built with input from patients, caregivers, and others, this tool can help you find a clinical trial in Canada. It’s a useful resource for anyone looking to participate in a clinical trial, but who isn’t sure how

Petition Campaigning for Full Coverage of Breast Prosthesis

BodyMedBoutique is a Burlington, ON business providing a specialized service. They cater to people having undergone cancer treatment, offering mastectomy bras and breast forms, post-surgical bras, and products to ease radiation and chemotherapy treatments. They have started a petition to Ontario Premier Doug Ford; Christine Elliott, Ontario Minister of Health; Jane McKenna, MPP for Burlington; Rick Goldring, Mayor of Burlington; and Marianne Meed-Ward, Burlington Ward