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More HOPE on the way for ALS patients

April 06, 2022   The Province is investing $2 million through the ALS Society of BC for the second phase of PROJECT HOPE to further support British Columbians living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).”It’s an honour to be this year’s recipient, and …

MSP premiums eliminated

As of January 01, 2020, the new year marks the end of Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums, saving B.C. families up to $1,800 a year and individuals up to $900 a year. While MSP premiums are a thing of the …

Expanded medical device coverage for people with diabetes

June 11, 2021 British Columbians living with diabetes will now have the Dexcom G6, a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that provides regular updates on blood glucose levels throughout the day, covered through BC PharmaCare. “Thousands of British Columbians will benefit …

New program, drug coverage benefits people with cystic fibrosis

Oct.05, 2021 British Columbians living with cystic fibrosis will benefit from a first-in-Canada health improvement network along with provincial coverage of a new, triple-combination medication, Trikafta. The new network is called Cystic Fibrosis Care BC (CFCBC). “Our new Cystic Fibrosis Care …

BC’s biosimilars program expands

As British Columbia continues to lead the way in Canada and adds another biosimilar for provincial coverage, savings continue to be reinvested to make prescription medications more affordable. On April 7, 2021, almost 6,000 patients on the biologic drug Humira …