The Week in Review: March 9 – March 16, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018 News Recap: Canada: Treatment: Fantastic news from both BC and Quebec this last week:  All restrictions to treatment under the respective provincial PharmaCare plans have been removed!! See Chronic hepatitis C medication now available for all British Columbians, and Quebec Expands Patient Access to Chronic Hepatitis C Therapies. Grants Awarded to 13 Canadian Initiatives to Help Advance the Goal of Eliminating Chronic Hep...

Chronic hepatitis C medication now available for all British Columbians

Any British Columbian living with chronic hepatitis C now is able to access treatment, regardless of the severity of their disease, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced today. In addition to expanding coverage to all British Columbians, a new chronic hepatitis C drug has been added to the PharmaCare formulary. “In years past, a hepatitis C diagnosis was a stressful and lifelong struggle,” said Dix. “I’m pleased to share that, as of today, anyone in B.C. l

Quebec Expands Patient Access to Chronic Hepatitis C Therapies

Gilead applauds Quebec's Ministry of Health for expanding access to curative hepatitis C therapies to all diagnosed patients, regardless of severity of illness Quebec's expanded access includes EPCLUSA®, a 12 week treatment for patients with chronic hepatitis C across all six genotypes Gilead's new product, VOSEVI™ is now available on the List of Medications The removal of the fibrosis level criterion for access furthers Canada's co...