News Alert – Revised Orencia Enrollment Form

The Orencia Enrollment Form has been updated and is available via this link: Orencia Enrollment Form […]

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CRA Winter Joint Count Survey: Access to Medication

To review the results of the Winter Joint Count Survey, please click on this link: Survey: Access to Medication […]

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Improving Outcomes For Patients With Inflammatory Arthritis

Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia recently contributed this article to the Huffington Post: Improving Outcomes Article   […]

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It’s Working! EAP Approval Times Showing Significant Improvement!

The ORA EAP Committee is pleased to report that EAP approval times continue to improve as demonstrated by a report created by the MOH on weekly turnaround times. Please visit this link: weekly […]

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ORA Members Honoured at the 2016 ACR Annual Meeting in Washington

The ORA wishes to recognize the following members for receiving prestigious awards at the 2016 ACR Annual Meeting: Dr. Claire Bombardier: Distinguished Clinician Scholar Award Dr. Carter Thorne: ACR Master Designation We would […]

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Retreatment with Rituximab (Rituxan) through EAP.

The ORA EAP Committee has worked with the ministry to extend the duration of coverage of rituximab to avoid delays in access at the point of flare. Complete details of this important change are […]

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Good News on EAP Approvals!

A summary of the ORA EAP committee meeting, including immediate action steps on EAP approvals may be read by clicking here. […]

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EAP Update: Unacceptable Approval Timelines

August 11, 2016 EAP Update: Unacceptable Approval Timelines In the ORA’s regular calls with Rob Campbell, Director of the Drug Program Delivery Branch (DPDB), it was agreed that EAP turnaround times can be […]

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MTX info “fax back” to Pharmacists

Methotrexate remains an important therapeutic agent in Rheumatology, for Rheumatoid arthritis and other systemic and auto-immune diseases. Its prescription and subsequent use is often challenged by mis-information at the dispensing levels, often finding […]

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Funding Announcement from the MOHLTC

Please take a moment to review a new funding announcement from the MOHLTC. We will be revising the EAP forms for Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis and will upload them onto […]

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